Amtrak Avoids Thanksgiving Shutdown, as Rail Unions Delay Strike

by MCS Staff

Per MCDOT: Labor unions agreed to postpone strike action, averting disruption to travelers, commuters and shippers. A threatened nationwide railroad strike that could have stranded Amtrak riders during Thanksgiving — one of the busiest travel seasons of the year — has been averted for now.

The date of a potential strike was pushed back from Nov. 20 to at least Dec. 4 by the railroad workers union, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The union’s members have rejected a settlement reached with freight railroads in September. Learn more here.

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