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Nov. 29, 2022, 8:28 PM

Big Business Urges Congress to Avert ‘Catastrophic’ Rail Strike

Thomas Black
Thomas Black
Bloomberg News

Business groups are signaling the alarm that President Joe Biden’s call for Congress to intervene in a US rail labor dispute could come too late to stop a potential shutdown of transportation arteries vital to the broader economy.

Biden has lined up support from both Democratic and Republican leaders, but if Congress doesn’t step in soon to stave off a work stoppage then distribution may seize up well before a Dec. 9 strike deadline, trade groups say. Once rail operators start curtailing shipments as soon as later this week, the impact would be felt by a wide range of ...

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