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U.S. Senate joins House in enacting rail contracts to avert strike

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(The Center Square) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation to avert a nationwide railroad workers' strike, but an Illinois congressman says the government should not be negotiating private
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U.S. Senate Joins House in Enacting Rail Contracts to Avert Strike - The Ohio Star

by Kevin Bessler   The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation to avert a nationwide railroad workers’ strike, but an Illinois congressman says the government should not be negotiating private sector labor deals. The legislation, which was approved by the U.S. House on Wednesday, enacts new contracts providing railroad workers with 24% pay increases over five years, immediate payouts averaging $11,000, and an extra day off. On Thursday, the U…

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U.S. Senate joins House in enacting rail contracts to avert strike

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation to avert a nationwide railroad workers' strike, but an Illinois congressman says the government should not be negotiating private

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U.S. Senate Joins House in Enacting Rail Contracts to Avert Strike - Tennessee Star

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation to avert a nationwide railroad workers' strike, but an Illinois congressman says the government should not be negotiating private sector labor deals.   The legislation, which was approved by the U.S. House on Wednesday, enacts new contracts providing railroad workers with 24% pay increases over five years, immediate payouts averaging $11,000, and an extra day off.   The article U.S. Senate Joins Hou…

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Strike averted: Senate OKs bill to impose rail contract

The Senate overwhelmingly cleared a bill that will implement a new contract for rail workers, ending prospects for a strike or lockout that could have hobbled agricultural shipping and hammered the broader economy. The Senate approved the House-passed measure, 80-15, after a Democratic bill that would have added seven days of paid sick leave to the contract failed to get the necessary 60 votes. The Senate also rejected a GOP proposal that would …

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