Biden Reaches Out to Unions, Railroads in Bid to Avert Strike

Biden Reaches Out to Unions, Railroads in Bid to Avert Strike

  • Rail operators, unions face Friday deadline on new contract
  • Biden involvement highlights political risks for White House

President Joe Biden and Cabinet officials on Monday were in touch with freight-rail companies and unions in an effort to avert a crippling strike by thousands of workers, according to a White House official. 

The official, who requested anonymity to share the discussions, did not offer further details about the president’s message to the parties. 

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