The U.S. House of Representatives voted to block a railroad strike.
Washington, December 1, 2022, 05:45 — REGNUM A resolution aimed at preventing a railroad strike was passed by the House of Representatives of the US Congress. The text of the document was published on November 30 on the website of the Congress.
290 parliamentarians voted for the adoption of the resolution, 137 people voted against. The initiative involves the approval of a preliminary agreement between unions and employers, which aims to prevent a nationwide strike. The agreement was reached through the mediation of the President of the United States Joseph Biden in September.
After approval by the House of Representatives, the document will have to be considered by the Senate. Senators are expected to vote on the initiative before December 9, the day the nationwide railroad strike is scheduled. The head of the White House appealed to the senators with a request to “act urgently”, otherwise the country is threatened with an economic collapse due to the suspension of the delivery of critical materials by rail.
Previously IA REGNUM reported that, according to congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, a railroad strike would be devastating to the American economy.
Read earlier in this story: For the US economy, the railroad strike will be devastating