President Signs Railroad Labor Legislation

Congress had passed the agreement resolution to avert a strike.

On Friday, President Joe Biden signed a bill that passed both houses of Congress to force railroad labor unions to accept an agreement his administration had constructed to resolve the dispute between unions and railroads. The president said the bill averted a “Christmas catastrophe“ had the rail labor unions gone on strike.

Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska had introduced an amendment to extend the negotiation timeframe beyond December 9 instead of forcing the agreement on rail workers, which did not pass. Another amendment, from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, also failed, which would have provided to additional sick leave to the agreement.

Officials anticipate possible standalone legislation to address the sick leave that was not included in the resolution.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they endeavor to support supply chain resiliency.
  • For members of the House and Senate as they consider the possible legislation to cover the sick leave rail labor unions desire.
  • For the rail owners and workers as they deal with labor shortages.

Sources: Reuters, The Epoch Times


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