Friday, December 2, 2022

Senate Passes HJ Res 100 – Railroad Agreement

Yesterday the Senate, after rejecting two associated measures, passed HJ Res 100, To provide for a resolution with respect to the unresolved disputes between certain railroads represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and certain of their employees, by a bipartisan vote of 80 to 15. The measure now goes to President Biden for signature, which will likely take place today.

The first associated vote was on an amendment to HJ Res 100 (SA 6503) offered by Sen Sullivan (R,AK). The substitute language offered in the amendment would have required the railroads and unions to resume contract negotiations for an additional 60-days to achieve a new tentative agreement. That amendment failed on a vote of 25 to 70.

H Con Res 119, the resolution passed in the House that would amend the enrolled version of HJ Res 100 to require language to be added to the tentative agreement enforced by the resolution to provide for 7-days sick leave in the contracts. That resolution failed on a vote of 52 to 43 (60 vote threshold).

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