The New York Times deserves kudos for its continuing investigation into the widening scandal, which broke with revelations that between 93 percent and 97 percent of Long Island Rail Road employees are deemed "disabled" on their retirement. Today's front-pager by Walt Bogdanich and Nicholas Phillips makes clear that the scandal has national and not just local ramifications, with the federal Railroad Retirement Board looking at best ineffective at preventing systematic abuses, and at worst cowed by unions and union-organized protesters into conniving at such abuse.
Railroad disability retirement: the federal angle
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