The disastrous derailment of a 150-car freight train in East Palestine, OH, on February 3 has led to a number of consequences. As it should.
Both the Senate and House of Representatives have approved a measure enforcing the Biden administration’s agreement to settle the rail strike.
The U.S. national rail strike has been postponed, not averted. The major railroads and the railroad workers’ unions have been at an impasse since the summer.
Following the midterms has been so fascinating that other news stories have faded into the background. Like a potential nationwide rail strike. When could that happen? Maybe December.
Summertime news reports highlighted the possibility of a national rail strike. Last-minute intervention by the Biden administration in September prevented the strike for the time being. But it could happen again.
After a cooling-off period ordered by the Biden administration, railway companies and workers reached a five-year agreement in mid-September that would extend back to 2020. But not all rank-and-file members have agreed to this measure. And if all of the parties do not sign on, it’s back to the possibility of a rail strike.