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A worker rides a rail car at a BNSF rail crossing in Saginaw, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

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Rail workers

A worker rides a rail car at a BNSF rail crossing in Saginaw, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

LM Otero/AP

Congress quashed a rail strike by forcing a deal between workers and bosses

A worker rides a rail car at a BNSF rail crossing in Saginaw, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

LM Otero/AP

   

Congress passed a bill forcing an agreement between companies and rail workers to avoid a rail strike.

We talked to a labor expert to find out what this means for rail workers and other unionization efforts around the country.

GUEST: Robert Bruno, professor and director of the Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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