Biden Admin Takes Credit After Major Rail Company Gives Workers Paid Sick Leave, Just Months After Working Against It

  • “[T]he president signed a bill in December that averted a rail disruption and ensured union members would receive the 24 percent pay raise in their tentative agreements,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One.
  • “When signing this bill, the president committed to continuing the fight to secure paid sick leave for all workers, including rail workers.”
  • “These agreements came following continued advocacy and involvement from the Biden administration, pushing railroad leadership to reach an agreement that secured paid sick leave for workers, which continues to be a priority for President Biden,” Jean-Pierre added.
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