As railroad strike looms, Biden under pressure: The latest on labor talks

  • White House officials and Biden himself have put pressure on rail carriers and unions. reach an agreement
  • The clock is ticking for Friday’s deadline to avoid a possible closure of the freight track.
  • Biden, an outspoken supporter of unions, finds himself in a difficult position politically.

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden faces a tightening window to avert a freight rail workers’ strike, which could further strain supply chains and deal a damaging blow to Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.

Top employees and Biden himself were in contact with railway companies and union representatives until late Monday evening and Tuesday to try to avoid a shutdown.

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