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Economy

Split Among Big Rail Unions on Contract Votes Raises Strike Fears, Pressure on Congress

Locomotive engineers accepted the railroads’ proposal, while train conductors voted against. Even the threat of a work stoppage could tangle the nation’s supply chain.

Freight train cars and containers at Norfolk Southern Railroad's yard at Conway, Pennsylvania in 2021.

Freight train cars and containers at Norfolk Southern Railroad's yard at Conway, Pennsylvania in 2021. AP/Gene J. Puskar, file

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