U.S. House Passes Tentative Agreement Bill and 7 Days Paid Sick Leave Resolution. Measures Heading to Senate.

Published: Nov 30 2022 3:06PM

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed two bills in separate votes, the first effectively halting our ability to strike on Dec. 9 by enforcing the tentative agreement, side letters and carrier specific agreements resulting from the Presidential Emergency Board earlier this year. The second, on mostly a party line vote, added seven paid sick days to the agreement, something we have lobbied for weeks.

PAID SICK LEAVE VOTE RESULTS HERE

The result is, we must call our United States Senators and demand they include paid sick leave as part of this legislation.

The BMWED applauds the representatives in Congress and any Senators that will stand in support of Railroad Workers receiving paid sick leave.  The additional legislation needs to pass so that Railroad Workers will have basic protections against illness, and protection from punishment from the railroads when Workers are most vulnerable.  

This should not be a political issue; this is an issue about protecting our Workers who ensure the nation's rail infrastructure and supply chain function as best as possible.  Representatives on both sides of the aisle should unanimously support paid sick days for Railroad Workers because it is good for the railroads, it is good for their customers, it is good for the American economy and it is good for the long-term stability and vitality of the railroad industry.  

PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY!

Or TAKE ACTION HERE!