Merkley Statement on Need for Sick Leave for Railroad Workers

Washington D.C. – After the Senate voted on a forced labor agreement between railroad corporations and workers that excluded reasonable sick leave, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement:

“I voted no. It is completely messed up that our rail workers are on continuous call, have no sick leave, and if they miss work due to illness – get fired. The railroads are making billions while treating their workers horrendously.”