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Congressional Leaders Say They Will Act to Prevent Rail Strike

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Congressional Leaders Say They Will Act to Prevent Rail Strike

“Tomorrow morning we will have a bill on the floor,” Pelosi told the Times. “I don’t like going against the ability of unions to strike, but weighing the equities, we must avoid a strike. Jobs will be lost. Even union jobs will be lost.”

On Monday, the president called on lawmakers to “immediately” codify the labor agreement he helped broker in September between unions and railroads “without any modifications or delay,” after some labor groups voted to reject it.

“We cannot let our strongly held conviction for better outcomes for workers deny workers the benefits of the bargain they reached, and hurl this nation into a devastating rail freight shutdown,” the president said Monday. 

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