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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

House must act to avert freight train strike to save economy

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday afternoon that would help avert a freight railroad strike that the White House says could cripple the U.S. economy — 30 years after Congress last intervened. in an impending rail closure. Lawmakers also passed a related measure that would grant an additional seven days of paid sick …

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Key Freight Rail Union rejects deal, raising strike risk

Key Freight Rail Union rejects deal, raising strike risk

Members of a union that mainly represents rail freight drivers have narrowly rejected a provisional work contract, their union said on Monday. If the two sides fail to reach another tentative agreement by early December, railroad workers could strike – an outcome that industry officials say could cost the economy more than $2 billion a …

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