The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 290-137 to avert the rail union strike.
The bill will head to the Senate where it is expected to hit a roadblock.
A couple months ago Joe Biden bragged he negotiated a deal with the rail unions during an interview with CBS’s Scott Pelley.
In September Biden said the deals were “a win for tens of thousands of rail workers and for their dignity and the dignity of their work.”
Biden’s Labor Secretary Marty Walsh helped negotiate a 24% pay increase over a period of 5 years to union workers.
The Biden Regime also helped negotiate ‘better working conditions’ and ‘caps on what they have to pay out of pocket for healthcare.’
The largest railroad union rejected that labor deal last week.
Senator Bernie Sanders has vowed to block the consideration of the rail legislation until rail workers are guaranteed 7 paid sick days.
At a time of record profits in the rail industry, it’s unacceptable that rail workers have ZERO guaranteed paid sick days. It’s my intention to block consideration of the rail legislation until a roll call vote occurs on guaranteeing 7 paid sick days to rail workers in America.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 29, 2022
Rail union workers are expected to go on strike on December 9.
NBC News reported:
The House passed legislation Wednesday to avert a potentially catastrophic rail strike that President Joe Biden warned could threaten the U.S. economy just weeks before Christmas.
The bill, which passed 290-137 with broad bipartisan support, now heads to the Senate, where both Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have said lawmakers need to intervene this week.
“Leader McConnell and I both want to pass it quickly,” Schumer told reporters in the Capitol after a meeting with Biden and other top congressional leaders Tuesday. “We understand the time deadlines, and we’ll be working together and figure out the best way to get it done quickly.”
But senators have just days to act — railway workers are vowing to strike by Dec. 9 if a new agreement can’t be reached — and some lawmakers are threatening to throw up roadblocks that could slow the process. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a labor ally, said Tuesday that the bill doesn’t go far enough and that he will hold it up until the Senate votes on his amendment to ensure that workers get paid sick leave.