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Response to bluestarone (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:44 PM

10. How will they pay those bills without pay.

Yes, there is always fear regarding job actions. That's the tool the employers have to hold over labor.

I'm betting most of those workers who are working without being paid are already pretty fearful, don't you think?

I doubt any such job action will take place. If it did, however, in the case of the TSA workers and the Air Traffic Controllers, the effect would be obvious in just a single day of work stoppage. People have no idea how large the impact would be on the entire economy from just that single day.

A week? Massive impact. So massive that inaction would be unthinkable. Both of those two groups of trained workers are made up of people who cannot be replaced immediately. Not even quickly. A total shutdown of air traffic would be the result, and it would be immediate.

Just think of the power of that. Just think of it. That is the power of labor.

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