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Biden signs bill forcing rail unions to accept agreement, averting crippling strike

President Biden on Friday signed legislation to avoid a railroad strike, celebrating it as a “historic” raise for union workers while acknowledging a fight for paid sick leave “isn’t over.” 

Biden said failing to reach an agreement “could have been a real disaster.” 

“Look, I know this bill doesn’t have paid sick leave, but these rail workers and frankly, every worker in America deserves. But that fight isn’t over,” Biden said. 

This is a developing story and will be updated.