‘It is going to embolden unions to ask for more’

Expert warns Biden’s deal to give rail workers a 24% pay rise will lead to more huge settlements – as number of US workers on strike triples to 78,000.

The Biden administration reached a tentative deal on Thursday to raise rail employees’ salaries by 24 percent, but labor experts say the deal could embolden future strikers.

This is a very, very contentious time,’ Michael Lotito, co-chairman of the Workplace Policy Institute at Littler, told the Wall Street Journal. ‘I think that is going to embolden unions to ask for more.’

On Thursday, Biden called his deal ‘a win for tens of thousands of rail workers who worked tirelessly through the pandemic to ensure that America’s families and communities got deliveries of what have kept us going during these difficult years.’… (Continue to full article)

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