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U.S. Senate votes to avert freight rail strike, but bid to include worker sick leave fails

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U.S. Senate votes to avert freight rail strike, but bid to include worker sick leave fails

Dec 01, 2022 | 6:36 pm ET
By Ariana Figueroa
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U.S. Senate votes to avert freight rail strike, but bid to include worker sick leave fails
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WILMINGTON, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: In an aerial view, freight rail cars sit in a rail yard near shipping containers on November 22, 2022 in Wilmington, California. A national rail strike could occur as soon as December 5 after the nation’s largest freight rail union, SMART Transportation Division, voted to reject the Biden administration’s contract deal. About 30 percent of the nation’s freight is moved by rail with the Association of American Railroads estimating that a nationwide shutdown could cause $2 billion a day in economic losses. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)