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Sen. Murray Statement on Tentative Rail Labor Agreement

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), issued the following statement on the tentative agreement reached by rail unions and carriers following years of negotiations.


“This tentative agreement is an important milestone to prevent a stoppage and keep our railways and our economy running. I’m grateful for the hard work President Biden, Secretary Walsh, Secretary Buttigieg, Chairman Puchala, the rail unions, and carriers put in to stay at the table, negotiate in good faith, and help reach this agreement. The agreement would not only deliver rail workers better pay, benefits, and working conditions, but also support rail companies by strengthening our freight rail workforce. This is a win for rail workers and our entire economy.”