few bucks today but cost hundreds of thousands just a few months down the road. They would have fired workers who could actually handle long heavy trains and replaced them with HS dropouts if they could have.( at minimum wages). It mattered not to them. The welfare of the company was not a consideration. And the stockholders did not care either. It was all about THE STOCK AND DIVIDENDS. The unions were worse. The contracts they negotiated were filled with duplicity ---- giving a "pay raise" and then changing the work rules to take it ALL away. Unions would fight for a drug users job but do nothing for an employee who drew the ire of a company official, who just happened to be his buddy.
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