Biden: Tentative railway labor deal reached, averting strike

Amtrak trains to go back on schedule


Last updated 9/15/2022 at 12:27pm

Josh Boak and Zeke Miller

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced today that a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a nationwide strike that could have been devastating to the economy before the pivotal midterm elections.

Amtrak, which had shut down some long-distance trains including the Empire Builder that runs along the Hi-Line, said in a statement this morning it is working to quickly restore canceled trains and reaching out to impacted customers to accommodate on first available departures.

The strike would also have disrupted passenger...

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