U.S. House Will Vote To Prevent Rail Strike

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On Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote to block a potential rail strike that could have a catastrophic effect on the economy.  The vote will be to impose a settlement which was agreed upon in September by eight rail unions but rejected by four. The unions that rejected the proposed settlement said there was a lack of paid sick leave in the original deal.  A rail strike could stop 30% of U.S. cargo and cost $2 billion per day affecting the energy, agriculture, manufacturing, retail and even healthcare industries.