U.S. House votes to avert calamitous rail strike, but Senate prospects murky

Bipartisan agreement over contract breaks down on issue of paid sick leave for rail workers.

By: - November 30, 2022 2:38 pm

In an aerial view, freight rail cars sit in a rail yard near shipping containers on November 22 in Wilmington, California. The U.S. House voted Wednesday to avert a national rail strike set to begin as soon as Dec. 9. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.