With a strike looming, railroad unions and management head back to negotiating table

Railroad unions and management head back to negotiating table to avoid a strike. Pictured is the Union Pacific Intermodal Terminal rail yard on November 21, in Los Angeles.

With a crippling freight rail strike looming in two weeks, leaders of four railroad unions and management of the major US freight railroads are due back at the negotiating table Tuesday afternoon.

It will be the first joint negotiating session for the four unions whose rank-and-file members rejected the five-year labor agreements similar to deals accepted by the eight other rail unions in recent months.

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