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House Approves Imposing Deal on Unions to Avoid Rail Strike

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House Approves, Imposing Deal on Unions , to Avoid Rail Strike.
On November 30, the United States House voted to head off
a nationwide rail strike, approving legislation that forces
unions to accept a disputed deal reached in September.
Associated Press reports that the bill will
now head to the Senate for approval before
President Biden can sign off on it.
Associated Press reports that the bill will
now head to the Senate for approval before
President Biden can sign off on it.
Without the certainty of a final vote to avoid
a shutdown this week, railroads will begin
to halt the movement of critical materials
like chemicals to clean our drinking
water as soon as this weekend, Joe Biden, President of the United States, via Associated Press.
Let me say that again: without action
this week, disruptions to our auto supply
chains, our ability to move food to tables,
and our ability to remove hazardous
waste from gasoline refineries will begin, Joe Biden, President of the United States, via Associated Press.
According to business groups, including the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce, every day that rail service was
halted would deliver a $2 billion blow to the economy. .
The legislation imposes a deal
that was voted down by
four of the 12 rail unions. .
Politically powerful labor unions have criticized
Biden and Democratic leaders' support for intervening
in a contract dispute and blocking a strike. .
Politically powerful labor unions have criticized
Biden and Democratic leaders' support for intervening
in a contract dispute and blocking a strike. .
In response to the concerns of the rail unions, House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi added a second vote to offer seven
days of paid sick leave per year for union rail workers.
In response to the concerns of the rail unions, House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi added a second vote to offer seven
days of paid sick leave per year for union rail workers.
Quite frankly, the fact that paid leave
is not part of the final agreement between
railroads and labor is, in my opinion, obscene, Jim McGovern, Democratic House Representative
for Massachusetts, via Associated Press.
Quite frankly, the fact that paid leave
is not part of the final agreement between
railroads and labor is, in my opinion, obscene, Jim McGovern, Democratic House Representative
for Massachusetts, via Associated Press.
It should be there
and I hope it will be there
at the end of this process, Jim McGovern, Democratic House Representative
for Massachusetts, via Associated Press