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US rail unions reject Biden proposal to avoid strike

Presidente dos EUA, Joe Biden.US President Joe Biden.
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Presidente dos EUA, Joe Biden.Railway workers across the United States took a stand against President Joe Biden’s proposal on a possible strike that threatens to derail the country’s economy. For trade unionists, Biden’s position contradicts the image of the most pro-union president in recent times.24

The American president asked Congress to intervene and block the shutdowns that could cost US$ 2 billion (more than R$ 10 billion) per day to the country’s coffers, according to some estimates.

Union leaders are unhappy that the Biden solution functions as the imposition of a deal made in September, which has already been rejected by unions. categories for not addressing workers’ concerns about wages, sick leave, staff shortages, and time off.Presidente dos EUA, Joe Biden.

In a statement, the White House points out that the agreement provides for a salary increase of % for railway workers, and which provides improved health care benefits, in addition to the ability for workers to take leave unscheduled illness for medical needs.24

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