On Thursday Dec. 2, in an 80-15 vote, the Senate passed legislation to block a railroad strike set for December 9. President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law. On Wednesday, the House narrowly passed a bill that would include seven paid sick days for rail workers, but the Senate refused to pass that bill. Biden has promised to address sick leave for all workers and said he was “reluctant” to block the strike, but economics won.
*Senate Commerce Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said the administration had “two messages: One, this fight over sick days is not over — and, we’re going to figure out how to fight on another front.”
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