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Investors press railroads to add sick time for workers

Dec. 05, 2022 21:35 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Major freight railroads are facing pressure to add sick days for their workers from a new front: An influential investment group says some of its members are now pushing the measure that Congress declined to as part of the contracts they imposed last week to avert a potentially...

Rail workers say deal won't resolve quality-of-life concerns

Dec. 03, 2022 03:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When BNSF railroad conductor Justin Schaaf needed to take time off from work this summer, he had to make a choice: go to the dentist to get a cavity in his molar filled or attend a party for his son's 7th birthday. He chose his son. "Ultimately I...

Congress votes to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

Dec. 01, 2022 19:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to avert what could have been an economically ruinous freight rail strike won final approval in Congress on Thursday as lawmakers responded quickly to President Joe Biden’s call for federal intervention in a long-running labor dispute. The Senate...

Senate votes to avert harmful freight rail strike threatened for Dec. 9; bill now goes to Biden for signature

Dec. 01, 2022 16:08 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate votes to avert harmful freight rail strike threatened for Dec. 9; bill now goes to Biden for signature.

Minibus-truck collision kills 2 tourists in southern Egypt

Dec. 01, 2022 09:11 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least two tourists were killed and five others seriously injured Thursday after a mini-bus collided with a truck in southern Egypt, authorities said. In a statement, the Egyptian authorities said one of the victims was a Chinese national and the other an Italian....

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

Nov. 30, 2022 23:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved. The measure...

Biden tells GOP his hopes, gets stiff response from McCarthy

Nov. 30, 2022 14:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday he hopes both parties' lawmakers can work together to keep the government open, boost spending for Ukraine and avert a crippling rail strike. But the Republicans' pick to be the next House speaker shrugged off the sunny talk, serving notice that...

House passes bill to avert economically punishing rail strike threatened for Dec. 9, measure awaits Senate vote

Nov. 30, 2022 13:17 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — House passes bill to avert economically punishing rail strike threatened for Dec. 9, measure awaits Senate vote.

EXPLAINER: What to know on Congress' bid to bar rail strike

Nov. 29, 2022 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is asking Congress to intervene to avert a potentially crippling freight rail strike before Christmas and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling a vote this week to do so, even if it means handing a defeat to Democratic allies in the labor movement. ...

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...