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Railroad unions decry Biden's plan to block possible strike

Nov. 29, 2022 18:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Railroad unions on Tuesday decried President Joe Biden's call for Congress to intervene in their contract dispute, saying it undercuts their efforts to address workers' quality of life concerns, but businesses stressed that it is crucial to avoid a strike next week that would...

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

Nov. 28, 2022 19:37 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in...

Consumers could pay price if railroads, unions can't agree

Nov. 21, 2022 18:01 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Consumers could see higher gas prices and shortages of some of their favorite groceries during the winter holiday season if railroads and all of their unions can't agree on new contracts by an early-December deadline that had already been pushed back. The...

Another union rejects deal with nation's freight railroads

Nov. 14, 2022 17:06 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A third railroad union has rejected its agreement with the nation's freight railroads, increasing the chances that Congress may be called upon to settle the dispute and block a strike. The small International Brotherhood of Boilermakers union on Monday voted down...

Potential railroad strike delayed until early December

Nov. 09, 2022 13:21 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The possibility of an economically devastating railroad strike has been pushed back into early December to allow time for engineers and conductors to vote on their agreements with the freight railroads and give more opportunity for the industry to renegotiate with two unions...

Rail union approves deal offering hope of avoiding strike

Nov. 05, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another one of the 12 railroad unions narrowly approved its deal with the major freight railroads Saturday, offering some hope that the contract dispute might be resolved without a strike even though two other unions rejected their agreements last month. Now that...

Rail strike worry prompts businesses to seek WH intervention

Oct. 27, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Businesses are increasingly worried about the renewed threat of a railroad strike after two unions rejected their deals, and they want the Biden administration and Congress to be ready to intervene. A coalition of 322 business groups from a variety of industries...

Second railroad union rejects deal, adding to strike worries

Oct. 26, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A second railroad union rejected its deal with the major U.S. freight railroads on Wednesday, reflecting workers’ increasing frustration with the lack of paid sick time and adding to concerns about the possibility of a strike next month that could cripple the economy. ...

Railroads reject sick time demands, raising chance of strike

Oct. 20, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The major freight railroads appear unwilling to give track maintenance workers much more than they received in the initial contract they rejected last week, increasing the chances of a strike. The railroads took the unusual step of issuing a statement late...

Large rail union rejects deal, renewing strike possibility

Oct. 10, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S.'s third largest railroad union rejected a deal with employers Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could cripple the economy. B oth sides will return to the bargaining table before that happens. Over half of track maintenance workers...