Is The US Heading Towards A Nationwide Rail Strike?
A third rail workers union has rejected the White House brokered labor deal.
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) announced Monday its members voted against ratifying a tentative agreement with the major freight railroads, making IBB the third labor group to turn down the deal brokered by the Biden administration and upping the chances of a nationwide strike.
Although there are 12 separate unions representing railroad workers, until all unions agree to a new labor contract no union has agreed to a labor contract.
The White House back in September took quite a victory lap after pulling the proposed contracts together at the eleventh hour to head off the disruption a rail strike would cause.
Now that victory lap is looking extremely premature.
Will there be a rail stoppage this winter? Quite possibly.
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