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Senate approves bill enforcing railroad labor agreement ahead of strike deadline, sends to Biden

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The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to force four railroad unions to accept the terms of a labor contract. It was the first time in 30 years that the federal government wielded the power to prevent railroad strikes. Back in September, it looked as if tens of thousands of railroaders were ready to walk off the job.
Published 2 months ago · Washington, United States

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