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From the AFL-CIO: Support freight rail workers

Berry Craig
01 Aug, 2022
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Freight rail workers are a vital part of our supply chain, responsible for moving billions of dollars worth of consumer goods and cargo.

While seven rail companies have made $146 billion in profit since 2015, how are the rail workers, who actually make sure we get the supplies we need, faring?

Some 45,000 of their jobs were cut.

They haven’t had a raise in nearly three years.

Many are on-call 24/7 and only get one day off per month.

A rail conductor told NBC News he nearly missed his wife’s funeral because he couldn’t get time off. Horrific.

Workers have been fighting for a fair contract for nearly three years. Earlier this month, President Biden stepped in and appointed an emergency board to mediate. It’ll make recommendations in mid-August, and we need to be ready.

The labor movement must rally behind these workers who transport the supplies we need to live and work.

If you’re a person who supports fairness and dignity for our rail workers, add your name in support.

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