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US Labor Chief Says He Talks Daily to Rail Unions and Companies

Nov. 4, 2022, 2:38 PM

US Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said that he’s communicating with railway companies and unions daily after two unions rejected a deal forged with help from President Biden’s administration.

“I’m encouraging both sides to stay at the table and get another opportunity to get a vote on before our deadline,” Walsh said on Bloomberg Television’s The Open. “I’m very active in making sure and talking to the representatives of the companies on a daily basis and I talk to different unions almost on a daily basis, as well. Particularly the unions that didn’t ratify the contract.”

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