US Congress blocked nationwide rail strike

Image: Wikimedia Commons. Architect of the Capitol

The US Senate approved the bill that would block the national strike that has been threatening the country over the last few months on Thursday 1 December. Moreover, they rejected the amendment that would include seven days of paid sick leave for the workers. The Senate also rejected a proposal to extend the cooling-off period by 60 days to allow for further negotiations on the grounds that the deal had already been negotiated.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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