Biden: Tentative railway labor deal reached, averting strike

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN said Thursday that a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a strike that could have been devastating to the economy. Railroads and union representatives had been in negotiations for 20 hours at the Labor Department on Wednesday to hammer out a deal, as there was a risk of a strike starting on Friday that could have shut down rail lines across the country. / ANDREW HARNIK / ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden said Thursday that a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a strike that could have been devastating to the economy before the pivotal midterm elections. Railroads and union representatives had been in negotiations for 20 hours at the Labor Department on Wednesday to hammer out a deal,…

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