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Congressional action averts railroad strike

By Elizabeth Poisson Poultry Times staff epoisson@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The United States Congress has joined together from both sides of the aisle to avoid a railroad strike. The House of Representatives acted quickly at the request of President Joe Biden.

On Nov. 30, the House passed legislation that would oblige the railroad companies, the 12 unions that rejected the deal and employees to the settlement the was reached back in September.

The Modesto Bee reported, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with democratic senators on Dec. 1 to emphasize that a railroad strike would begin on Dec. 9, and. . .

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