Statement regarding the Senate vote on Res 119
The House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 119, which was approved by a vote of 221 in favor, 207 opposed. Resolution 119 provides seven days of paid sick leave for all railroad workers employed at Class I railroads.
The Resolution was sent to the Senate for a vote, which failed to pass. It is disgraceful that 43 elected leaders voted against the American Railroad Worker as 1 Democrat and 42 Republican Senators who all receive sick leave benefits VOTED NO!
The NCFO applauds the six Republican Members of Senate and 46 Democrats Members of the Senate who voted in favor of Resolution 119. The 42 Republican Members and the 1 Democrat of the Senate who voted NO should be ashamed of their vote. While they enjoy a lucrative sick leave benefit, these same folks denied the American NCFO Member seven (7) sick days.
NCFO President Dean Devita made the following statement:
Today the greed of Wall Street controlling the Railroad Industry and Wall Street and the control of 42 Republican Senators and 1 Democrat, continues to place the American Railroad Worker in serious Harm financially and risk their own health. The Railroads have a major issue, and the solution is that American Railroad Workers should not have to come to work while they are sick. The Republican Senate voted Yes to the Trump Tax Cuts that make a fortune for the Railroads, remember this when it is time for the American Railroad Worker to vote concerning the election of these 43 Senators and 207 House Representatives. This subject in now a major talking point, we already are working on how to make this wrong a right, we will fight the greed in the Streets, on the railroad tracks and the Halls of Congress, we will continue this fight.NCFO President Dean Devita
52 Senators who voted YEAH:
Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Van Hollen (D-MD)
43 Senators who voted NAY:
To view the complete roll call vote, go to:
U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 117th Congress – 2nd Session
The NCFO is an affiliate of 32BJ SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2.1 million members dedicated to raising industry standards, making life better for working families and our communities, and building a fair economy.