U.S. Senate lacks votes to require rail worker sick leave
- United States
The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to approve a measure to require railroads to give seven days of paid sick leave to railroad employees, but was poised to approve separate legislation to impose a tentative contract deal reached in September and avoid a rail stoppage that could begin as early as Dec. 9.
Supporters of the sick leave measure needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate for approval. 51 senators have voted in favor and 43 against with voting ongoing.
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