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Rail Strike Threat Adds to Pressure on Congress to Intervene (1)

Nov. 22, 2022, 10:30 AMUpdated: Nov. 22, 2022, 4:01 PM

Several powerful industry groups are urging Congress to step in and prevent a rail strike ahead of the holiday season if railway unions don’t agree to a labor pact.

The nation’s two largest railway unions held conflicting votes — with the results announced Monday — on the labor deal, increasing the threat of a strike next month. Congress will need to step in if unions and railroads fail to reach an agreement before the cooling-off period ends in December, retail, agriculture, and consumer brands trade groups said Monday.

Members of Congress will have to decide what to do when they ...