Morning Jolt: The Freight-Rail-Strike Crisis Is Averted — for Now

On the menu today: The potential economic catastrophe of a freight-rail strike appears to have been averted; a reader lays out the gritty reality of working for a freight railroad, and how the freight-rail unions exacerbate the labor shortage that was a factor in this recent dispute; and people wonder where Pete Buttigieg was during all this, and whether he's treating the job as secretary of transportation like a de facto presidential campaign..

U.S. Department of Labor: The Freight-Rail Strike Has Been Averted

At 5:08 a.m. this morning, Labor secretary Marty Walsh announced that the threat of a freight-rail strike appeared to have subsided:

Moments ago, following more than 20 consecutive hours of negotiations at [the U.S. Department of Labor], the rail companies and union negotiators came to a tentative agreement that balances the needs of workers, businesses, and our nation's economy. The Biden Administration applauds all parties for reaching this hard-fought, mutually beneficial deal. Our ...

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The Freight-Rail-Strike Crisis Is Averted — for Now

On the menu today: The potential economic catastrophe of a freight-rail strike appears to have been averted; a reader lays out the gritty reality of working for a freight railroad, and how the freight-rail unions exacerbate the labor shortage that was a factor in this recent dispute; and people wonder where Pete Buttigieg was during all this, and whether he's treating the job as secretary of transportation like a de facto presidential campaign..

U.S. Department of Labor: The Freight-Rail Strike Has Been Averted

At 5:08 a.m. this morning, Labor secretary Marty Walsh announced that the threat of a freight-rail strike appeared to have subsided:

Moments ago, following more than 20 consecutive hours of negotiations at [the U.S. Department of Labor], the rail companies and union negotiators came to a tentative agreement that balances the needs of workers, businesses, and our nation's economy. The Biden Administration applauds all parties for reaching this hard-fought, mutually beneficial deal. Our ...   READ MORE

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