Moseley commends tentative railway labor agreements

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INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Chuck Moseley (D-Portage) applauds the work of union members and the National Carriers' Conference Committee (NCCC) to reach tentative agreements to avoid a strike. Moseley offered the following statement today:

“I'm very pleased to hear there is a tentative agreement being made to avoid a railroad strike. Not only are these negotiations helping to avoid devastating impacts for the American economy, but they are ensuring that workers maintain dignity and a quality of life. This is an opportunity for all of us to remember the importance of union labor, which comes with strict regulations and safety guidelines. The railroads were proposing to go from a two-man to a one-man crew. With the current supply chain crisis, the last thing we need is less people helping America get goods and services to the market. Without union labor, the reality would be single individuals operating endless trains all hours of the day and night carrying God knows what through your community. Do you believe that's a safe option for your communities? Union workers keep our communities thriving, and they deserve the utmost respect and ought to be able to make a decent living with benefits in safe working environments. I look forward to seeing what final negotiations will entail, and I commend the unions for the work they do and their dedication to protecting their members.”

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