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Chair DeFazio Statement on Tentative Rail Agreement

September 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released the following statement: 

“Today’s tentative agreement between rail workers and the railroads is a major accomplishment for workers who have fought for and won better pay—the highest wage increase in over 45 years—improved working conditions, and the sick days they need to see their doctors without penalty. At a time when the railroads reap record profits, it is confounding that these changes could not have been agreed upon sooner. But thanks to the leadership of President Biden, Secretary Walsh, Secretary Buttigieg, and the strong resolve and solidarity of labor, our rail workers will have the dignity and working environment they deserve.”
  

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