Bernie Sanders BLOCKS Proposal – He’s Shutting It Down!
(AmericanProsperity.com) – Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) sponsored a joint resolution S. J. RES. 61 on September 12 in an attempt to resolve railroad worker disputes threatening to derail the country economically. On September 14, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) fought to block the measure, leaving his fellow lawmakers scrambling for additional solutions. As the situation currently stands, the resolution will require 60 Senate votes to pass rather than a simple majority. In the early morning hours of September 15, union representatives and freight-rail companies reached a tentative agreement, brokered by the Biden administration, to avert the strike.
#BREAKING: Sanders blocks proposal to force rail unions to accept labor deal https://t.co/UKIm5kdp9Q pic.twitter.com/RqteJx6ELM
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Wicker and Burr, members of the presidential emergency board (PEB), which President Joe Biden organized, hoped to avoid another shortage of goods on consumers’ shelves. Tensions between railway workers and their employers recently threatened to come to a head, with the former accusing the latter of unfair pay, exhausting working conditions, and a lack of sick leave.
Despite the PEB recommending a five-year pay raise that would eventually boost wages by 24%, Sanders rejected the proposal. He argued the offer did nothing to broaden the number of paid sick days workers currently receive, alleging that the employees currently risk losing their jobs by requesting days off.
Proponents of the resolution pointed out that a 24% pay increase is the largest any industry has ever seen. They claim that some workers already receive three weeks of paid vacation and 60% partial income replacement benefits for up to 26 weeks. The company offers additional options for a number of circumstances, including “mark off” days for personal leave and supplemental sickness benefits.
Did Sanders stand up for unions, or did the liberal senator potentially set the nation up for an even greater economic collapse?
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