Sunday, February 5, 2023

Senate approves bill enforcing railroad labor agreement ahead of strike deadline, sends to Biden

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  • The Senate passed legislation that would force a tentative rail labor agreement and thwart a national strike.
  • A separate vote on adding seven days of paid sick leave to the agreement failed.
  • The legislation now goes to President Joe Biden, who urged Congress move quickly on the passage.

The legislation, which was approved by the House on Wednesday, enacts new contracts providing railroad workers with 24% pay increases over five years from 2020 through 2024, immediate payouts averaging $11,000 upon ratification and an extra paid day off.

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