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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 […]

BREAKING: Solid Waste Facility closures in the works as railway face “Total Shutdown”

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EVERETT, Wash., September 13, 2022 – The Snohomish County Solid Waste Division is preparing for possible temporary facility closures due to ongoing regional railway transportation issues. Excess garbage is piling up and prompting health, safety and environmental concerns for customers and staff, similar to the challenges during May 2022. Today, the White House is discussing […]

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