Probably not. This is the engineers & conductors union that's striking against the Class I RR's; I believe the dispatchers' union got itself a contract settlement and is unaffected. And the Patriot Corridor is still being run by the Springfield Terminal subdivision of ex-Pan Am operating under its legacy Pan Am agreements, not under CSX at-large (though not very much is going to move across the Corridor if NS and CSX are both shut down).Would service on the outer Fitchburg be disrupted?
The Downeaster is mainly a problem because if CSX shuts down their trains are going to be parked all over the mainline. Ditto the LSL's trip across one of the busiest freight mains in the Eastern U.S.
No, a new contract was not signed. Terms were reached on a tentative deal, and that was enough to temporarily avert the strike that was scheduled to start tomorrow. Now 10 different unions need to ratify the agreement with membership votes. If the votes don't pass, we may be at another showdown in a few weeks. It's looking much more promising than it did yesterday, but this is not over yet by a longshot.Yes it was! A new contract was signed, & everything is normal now. A nationwife snafu has been avoided & no one has to resort to having to boil water before they can drink it!!!!
The lockout threat has been averted. The Class I RR's were going to lock out the workers at 11:59 tonight had their previous offers not been ratified. That threat is now averted by this new deal, which is why rail traffic will now move tomorrow as usual. A strike could still happen in a few weeks if the ratification votes on the new deal don't pass, although since some of the involved unions are more likely than others to approve it's potentially a much smaller pool of workers now who could ultimately be striking.In any case, it was stopped. Why is it on the news as having been stopped & averted?
My brotha, you have to focus. As F-Line said, the ten other unions have to ratify the pact. It’s not a guarantee. I figured that you would’ve understood that by now given your frustration over the supply chain shortages that have delayed ongoing capital improvement projects for the T.In any case, it was stopped. Why is it on the news as having been stopped & averted?