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Growing risk of National freight rail strike

November 22nd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

America faces a growing risk of a crippling national freight rail strike in two weeks after rank-and-file members of the nation’s largest rail union, which represents the industry’s conductors, rejected a tentative labor deal with freight railroads. The nation’s second-largest rail union, which represents engineers, ratified its own contract. But the failure of the conductors to ratify their own deal is another setback. Roughly 115,000 rail workers  are involved in the contract dispute with CSX, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, and other railroads. Lance Fritz, Union Pacific CEO, remains optimistic that a strike can be averted…