For immediate release
November 30, 2022
Railway bosses have raked in billions while denying basic dignity and sick leave to the workers who keep our economy running. As a hospitality union representing food service workers in dining cars, we stand in solidarity with workers in their fight against the rail barons.
If Congress imposes a contract on railway workers, it is essential that lawmakers guarantee paid sick leave for them. This is a simple choice: Stand with the workers who labor grueling hours amidst terrible conditions, or the bosses living lavishly off their contributions.
The lack of sick leave and fair scheduling in the industry is a disgrace. We urge elected officials to facilitate a solution that gives rail workers the rights and dignity every one of them has fought for and deserves.