But Senators rejected a House-passed measure that would have added seven days of paid sick leave for more than 110,000 workers. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said the labor federation was “deeply disappointing that 43 senators sided with multibillion-dollar rail corporations to block desperately needed paid sick days.”

  • Really dissapointed in the outcome of the senate, yet again.

    From the article:

    The five-year deal that the Biden administration helped negotiate includes a 24% pay raise and $5,000 in bonuses. Because the pay raises are retroactive to July 2020, the average rail worker will receive back pay of about $11,000.

    The passed bill is the absolute least that could be done. Still though, the workers need to keep fighting for an humane amount of sick days.

    • @ailiphiliaOP
      32 years ago

      Yes, but there’s one detail in the article I find weird if I may say so. It reads that the Biden administration “helped negotiate” a deal, but in fact they passed a bill. That’s a far tougher (indeed, it’s the toughest) level of reaching an agreement that has nothing to do with a negotiation.