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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Oh good, I see they are set to begin a strike on Saturday! This should help alleviate the backlog of grain. One more reason I prefer to haul my grain to the end user, and bypass this kind of crap. This isn't a great time for guys needing the cash flow for spring. I sure love unions. They say they are being worked to exhaustion, but I bet a pay raise will solve that!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-18-2018, 11:55 PM
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Lets just hope it end better than IH...

Or depending on your opinion of CP, like IH

At least you aren't dealing with BNSF and their engineer/crew shortage. The Surry cutoff has been really quiet.

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Our guys up here have said that part of the back log of grain movement has been because they couldn’t get the engines started during the cold weather. In Canada. We seem to run everything else fine. They can’t remember to plug in the train before bed or something. Unions seem to breed more dumbasses.
They also said that they fired too many people last summer when they were slow and they couldn’t hire them back when they got busy after harvest. Like harvest was a surprise and the guys they fired wouldn’t come back to work so it’s their fault the grain isn’t moving fast enough.
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