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Rail strike averted (for now)
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 15, 2022 05:32AM
[apnews.com]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections.

Railroads and union representatives had been in negotiations for 20 hours at the Labor Department on Wednesday to hammer out a deal, as there was a risk of a strike starting on Friday that could have shut down rail lines across the country.

Biden made a key phone call to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at 9 p.m. as the talks were ongoing after Italian dinner had been brought in, according to a White House official insisting on anonymity. The president told the negotiators to consider the harm to families, farmers and businesses if a shutdown occurred.

What resulted from the back and forth was a tentative agreement that will go to union members for a vote after a post-ratification cooling off period of several weeks.



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Re: Rail strike averted (for now)
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 15, 2022 08:35AM
The Faux News crowd was fairly drooling at the prospect of a nationwide rail strike.

Country should brace for economic 'disaster' if rail strike moves forward

Biden administration under pressure as rail strike threat builds
White House has just days to avert shutdown that could devastate economy ahead of midterms

Congress prepares to act on rail strike amid fears of ‘economic catastrophe’



She looks glum about the prospects, doesn’t she?

Crisis averted. Dang! What do we have for backup now to rile up our viewers?
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Re: Rail strike averted (for now)
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 15, 2022 11:57AM
I'm sure Faux will find an angle.

How about "Biden's radical, leftist socialist agenda will raise prices by giving workers time off for doctor visits!"
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Re: Rail strike averted (for now)
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 15, 2022 01:05PM
Locomotive engineer relative of mine said it didn't address any of the concerns they had so it'll be a no vote from him.



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Re: Rail strike averted (for now)
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 15, 2022 06:20PM
Joe Biden's name should be in the headline.
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Re: Rail strike averted (for now)
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 15, 2022 06:44PM
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Re: Rail strike averted (for now)
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 15, 2022 07:16PM
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$tevie

hahahahaha!
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Re: Rail strike averted (for now)
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: September 15, 2022 08:08PM
No need to be coy, Roy.



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