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Pro-Union Biden: Get a Bill to My Desk Before December 9 to Block Railroad Strike

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2022
From The Right
General News, Strike, Railroads, Labor Unions, Joe Biden, US Congress
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In a statement issued in his name on Monday, the pro-union, pro-railroad President of the United States said Congress has the power to avert a railroad strike and must use that power to do so.

Biden said that while he sympathizes with union workers' concerns about unpaid sick leave, he cannot allow "strongly held conviction" to "hurl this nation into a devastating rail shutdown."

Biden noted that Congress has the power to adopt the tentative agreement reached in September -- an agreement brokered by the Biden administration -- that would prevent a...

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