The Times podcast: Why the U.S. clamps down on rail strikes

This week, Congress handed a invoice that successfully imposed an settlement between rail employees and their firms and prohibited a strike. Politicians feared that any work stoppage would cripple the U.S. economic system for the vacations, costing the nation billions of {dollars}.

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Right now, we discuss concerning the distinctive, violent historical past of rail employees making an attempt to battle for higher union contracts. Learn the total transcript right here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Friends: College of Rhode Island historical past professor Erik Loomis

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