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Biden says tentative railroad labor deal reached

Biden says tentative railroad labor deal reached

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that an interim railroad labor deal has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike ahead of the crucial midterm elections. He said the tentative agreement “will keep our essential rail system running and avoid disrupting our economy”. The Democratic president believes unions built the middle class, but …

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Unions and railroad officials head to DC as White House urgently discusses contingency plans amid threat of rail shutdown

Unions and railroad officials head to DC as White House urgently discusses contingency plans amid threat of rail shutdown

While the sources pointed out that the situation remains fluid, the two main unions that have lingering differences with the railways – the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Officers and the SMART Transportation Division – are expected to send their union leaders to the meeting. . “Continuing the Administration’s sustained commitment and concrete efforts to …

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