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Biden signs legislation to avoid national rail strike

Biden signs legislation to avoid national rail strike

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Friday signed legislation to force a labor agreement between railroads and workers who had been locked in a bitter dispute, averting a strike that could have upended the economy just before the holidays. “Without rail freight, many American industries would literally shut down,” Biden said before signing the bill, adding …

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Rail strike averted: Did Biden betray his pro-union credentials?

Rail strike averted: Did Biden betray his pro-union credentials?

“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the major stories and debates of the day. What is happening Congress moved quickly this week to pass legislation that will prevent a nationwide strike by railroad workers, just days after President Biden warned that a work stoppage would “devastate our economy.” The threat of a railway strike, …

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Key Freight Rail Union rejects deal, raising strike risk

Key Freight Rail Union rejects deal, raising strike risk

Members of a union that mainly represents rail freight drivers have narrowly rejected a provisional work contract, their union said on Monday. If the two sides fail to reach another tentative agreement by early December, railroad workers could strike – an outcome that industry officials say could cost the economy more than $2 billion a …

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