Union President: Rail Strike Odds ‘About 50-50’

Jeremy Ferguson, the President of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail Transportation union Transportation Division (SMART-TD), the largest rail union in the country, whose members rejected a tentative deal to avoid a rail strike, placed the odds of the SMART-TD members going on strike at “about 50-50 right now.”

Adds: “Well, I think it’s about 50-50 right now. We’re going to continue working as hard as we can to get them the right agreement that would ratify. They have a lot of issues. They have spoken. And I’ve got to do my due diligence and get in there and keep these negotiations moving.”

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