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House Approves Measure To Avoid Freight Rail Strike, Backs Paid Leave Resolution

by | Nov 30, 2022 | Industry | 0 comments

On Nov. 30, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation to end a labor standoff that threatened a stoppage of rail service and a labor strike that would have a significant impact on the U.S. economy and lead to further inflationary pressure. Lawmakers voted 290-137 on H.J. Res. 100 to use their authority in the Railway Labor Act to force the adoption of the National Tentative Agreement reached in September. The House also approved H. Con. Res. 119 by a vote of 221-207, which would provide seven days of paid sick leave for the rail workers covered in the agreement.

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