Statement by Leader GiaQuinta on railway labor agreement
INDIANAPOLIS – In a late-night deal brokered by federal Democrats, railroads and workers’ unions reached a tentative labor agreement averting a strike and restoring dignity to laborers. House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) today applauded the big win for the economy and the American people.
“This is good governance, and the power of unions at work,” GiaQuinta said. “After nearly 20 hours of talks, a compromise preserving the economy while providing rail workers with better pay, improved working conditions, and better health care costs was reached. I’m thankful to the rail companies, unions and our federal partners for their good-faith negotiations that avoided a strike which would have halted the U.S. economy.”