House of Representatives

On Wednesday, December 1st, the House of Representatives approved legislation to implement neutrally-arbitrated tentative agreements reached with the remaining unions and avert an economically devastating strike. On the heels of that bipartisan vote, the House then narrowly passed a partisan resolution to insert itself between the parties undermining longstanding bargaining principles and compromising future negotiations not just for the freight rail industry but Amtrak and the airlines as well. Railroads are calling on the Senate to implement the tentative agreements swiftly and reject the Senator Sanders-led push to undermine bargaining and artificially add to contracts beyond the scope of the Biden-endorsed agreements.

-via AAR Press Release

This article was posted on: December 1, 2022