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Letter: Sens. Cramer and Hoeven once again choose out-of-state CEOs over hard working North Dakotans

Landis Larson, president of North Dakota AFL-CIO, writes, "The North Dakota AFL-CIO condemns Sen. Hoeven's and Sen. Cramer's vote against seven days sick leave for railroad workers. Our senators had the opportunity to make life better for the thousands of rail workers in North Dakota, and once again they chose to pad the profits of out-of-state CEOs and shareholders."

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Rail workers are the backbone of our supply chain and they deserve good wages, fair treatment and important health protections like paid sick leave. We need them to be healthy and confident they can do their jobs to the best of their ability to keep our economy moving. Rail companies have made record profits at the expense of these workers and their families through chronic
understaffing and unfair scheduling practices.

The North Dakota AFL-CIO condemns Sen. Hoeven's and Sen. Cramer's vote against seven days sick leave for railroad workers. Our senators had the opportunity to make life better for the thousands of rail workers in North Dakota, and once again they chose to pad the profits of out-of-state CEOs and shareholders.

This vote further shows their complete commitment to corporate profits and the CEOs who they work for over the working families here in North Dakota that they claim to represent. They should be ashamed.

Landis Larson is president of North Dakota AFL-CIO.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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