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Old 09-11-2022, 06:50 PM
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Default Freight Railroads set to strike on 9/16

Freight railroads that move 30% of the nation's freight are set to strike September 16th when the President's "Cooling Off Period" expires (Presidential Emergency Board). Only Congress can intervene to stop a strike at that point by imposing a deal or extending the cooling off period. The dispute is more about quality of life than pay at this point. The article says Conductors and Engineers are on call 7 days per week which hurts their home life. The parties have been meeting with Federal Mediators and the Secretary of Labor.
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