Mark Burrows Commentary Series

Mark Burrows' railroad employment in Chicago spanned more than 40 years, first with the C&NW, then with Soo Line and Canadian Pacific. Mark retired in January 2016.

Mark Burrows' railroad employment in Chicago spanned more than 40 years, first with the C&NW, then with Soo Line and Canadian Pacific. Mark retired in January 2016.

 

Former RW Co-Chair Mark Burrows - now retired but still active in RWU - wrote a series of searing commentaries for the RWU newsletter The Highball from the Fall of 2012 to Fall of 2015.  After a brief reprieve upon retirement, he once again took up his pen and continues to write! You can re-read all of his commentaries below.

2017

#19 Fall -- Our Lives are at Risk When Stockholders Demand to Get Rich Quick

#18 Summer -- Business as Usual = Defeat. Resist the Status Quo!

#17 Spring -- Railroad Workers Have the Moral and Ethical Right to Resist

#16 Winter -- Now That the Elections are Over, What is the Way Forward

 

2016

 

#15 Summer -- Railroad Workers and Our Communities Must Seek Common Ground

#14 Winter -- Operating Craft Unions Are Helpless as HH Divides and Conquers at CP

 

2015

#13 Fall -- Unity Democracy and Solidarity now More Than Ever

#12 Summer -- What Would Eugene Debs do Today?

#11 Spring-- What Drives the Carriers Relentless Aggression?

#10 Winter -- Signs of Life from the Rank & File -- Now Let Us Build a Movement

 

2014

#9 Fall -- Do Not Be Fooled By Candy Coated Promises - Fight Back

#8 Summer -- We Railroad Workers Must Set the Terms of Engagement

#7 Spring -- Rail Carriers Attacks, Union Response and RWU

#6 Winter -- Commentary - Do as You Are Told, Now

 

2013

#5 Fall -- The Crisis of Leadership in Our Rail Unions - Part 2

#4 Summer -- The Crisis of Leadership in Our Unions - Part 1

#3 Spring -- The Concessionary Landscape -- How did We Get Here

#2 Winter -- After Three Decades of Concessions Rails Say Enough

 

2012

#1 Fall 2012 -- Beware the Carriers' Section 6 Notices!

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