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October 01, 2023

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A report by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that the average weekly take-home pay of a factory worker with three dependents is now $94.87. 
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Railroad Strike Negotiations Held Up By Battle Over Sick Time Policies
Updated On: Sep 257, 2022
Sept. 13, 2022 | FREIGHT | (Updated 9/14) The top labor negotiator in talks to avert a railroad strike accused BNSF and Union Pacific of holding up progress. Specifically, Dennis Pierce, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, or BLET [IBT], said the companies rejected the union’s proposal for sick time policies. “The primary resistance comes from Union Pacific and BNSF because of the attendance policies they have adopted which have treated workers so poorly,” Pierce told CNBC. “We’re just looking for time away from work to address our medical issues. Union Pacific and BNSF attendance policies are assessing (penalty) points to our members when they just want to take time off for their regular medical appointments.” Attendance policies have been a point of contention for unions for years. CNBC   Related: Tentative agreements were struck with the following unions: the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters [BMWED] … Update: Congress prepares to act on rail strike amid fears of ‘economic catastrophe’ 
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