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Railroad Strike Averted

By Gordon HopkinsA last-minute deal has averted a potentially economically crippling railroad workers strike for now. However, the threat of possible future strike still looms. The deal must still be ratified by the members of the engineers and conductors union.Working conditions were among the chief complaints of the union; such as scheduling rules that allowed workers to be called into work with little notice.A tentative deal was struck after approximately 20 hours of negotiation between rail industry and union representatives. It was at about the 12-hour mark, at 9 p.m., ET, that U.S. President Joe Biden personally called to talk to negot...

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