December 5, 2022

How the White House Blocked a Rail Strike

by The Journal.

Background show artwork for The Journal.

Major freight railroads and unions have been locked in a labor dispute for years. But last Friday, President Biden signed a bill passed by Congress forcing a deal onto both parties. We talk to WSJ’s Esther Fung about why a rail strike would have been devastating, and a railroad signalman lays out what the deal means for him.


Further Reading:

-A Potential Rail Strike Looms. Here’s What to Know. 

-Biden Signs Legislation Preventing Railroad Strike 


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