House passes legislation to avert rail strike

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Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N. Y.) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speak to the media after a meeting with President Biden at the White House on Wednesday. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N. Y.) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speak to the media after a meeting with President Biden at the White House on Wednesday. Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

The House passed legislation Wednesday to avert a nationwide rail strike that President Biden warned earlier this week could “hurt millions of other working people and families.”

Driving the news: The legislation now heads to the Senate, where time is ticking before Dec. 9 — the earliest date railway workers could strike if an agreement is not reached.

* One of the tw0 measures passed Wednesday includes seven paid sick days for railroad employees, a key sticking point for workers, lobby members and progressive lawmakers.

What they're saying: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N. Y.) said Tuesday that both he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) "agreed we'd try to get it done ASAP."... (Read more)



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