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Congress Railroads Into A Labor Dispute

Congress should not meddle in labor negotiations.

Two houses of Congress on Thursday did something unprecedented in nearly 30 years. They voted to impose a tentative September agreement between rail companies and 12 independent rail worker unions, although four leagues had rejected its terms, using brute power, Nancy Pelosi style. Worse, the Senate vote, 80-15, to suppress workers' collective bargaining rights codified into law for generations was even more lopsided.

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