Votes Are In: Rail unions make decision on the labor deal

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A rail strike is starting to look more likely unless Congress steps in.

Recently, another union voted down the deal. Now, the votes are in with eight rail unions signing off on the agreement, and four voting against it.

A strike cannot happen until December 4th, but unions that rejected the deal have until December 8th to negotiate.

Several farm groups have asked Congress for help.

Groups that voted to ratify:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District 19
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Transportation Communications Union
National Conference of Fireman & Oilers
American Train Dispatchers Association
Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers - Mechanical Department

Groups that voted not to ratify:
Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers - Transportation Division
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division
Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

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