Democratic-led House passes bill to avoid railroad strike

The House also passed legislation 221-207 that would increase the number of paid sick days for railroad workers from one to seven. 

Updated: November 30, 2022 - 3:40pm

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The Democratic-led House passed a bill on Wednesday to avoid a national railroad strike in a bipartisan vote of 290-137.

The membership of four out of 12 railroad labor unions had opposed the tentative agreement, which the Biden Administration reached with railroad companies and labor leaders, prompting President Biden to call for Congress to get involved.

The bill that passed is aimed at addressing the "unresolved disputes between certain railroads represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and certain of their employees."

The House also passed legislation 221-207 that would increase the number of paid sick days for railroad workers from one to seven. 

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