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Congress passes bipartisan legislation to avert national rail strike

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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 1, 2022—Today, the Senate passed legislation forcing a tentative rail labor agreement that averted a national rail strike. The bill passed with a vote of 80 to 15, and now goes to President Joe Biden for signature. Railway employees will receive an increase of paid time off (PTO) and aid sick leave […]

Renewed possibility of nationwide railway strike after union rejects deal

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In a statement released today, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division union announced that its members rejected the tentative national agreement reached with the Class I freight railroads renewing the possibility of a nationwide railway strike that would bring rail freight to a halt. The vote tallied 11,845 BMWED members ballots, 6,646 against […]

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