There are rumors of a truckers' strike in the USA. Prominent blogger Mish writes a condescending post telling truckers to stop asking for hand outs because no one owes them a living. Well I think any working person who thinks they can improve their situation by the somewhat risky strategy of striking should go for it. Anyone who thinks they should take it on the chin for the good of Team America is crazy. But if the truckers think they can prevail in a strike they are also crazy. The economy is slowing, and transportation, especially hauling, will slow down dramatically. We have way too much trucking capacity. We need to, and will be, switching to rail and barge for everything that we can ship, except for the last few miles of delivery. BTW, cab drivers are facing similar problems:
This cab driver is so frustrated with King County (Seattle) that he is angrily calling for a strike. The strike never happened. But I think those guys have every right to do so.