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Labor Activists Rally Outside The U.S. Capitol Building In Support Of Rail Unions

Activists in support of unionized rail workers protest outside the U.S. Capitol Building on Nov. 29, 2022, in Washington, D.C. President Joe Biden has called on Congress to pass legislation averting a railroad shutdown ahead of the Dec. 9 coordinated strike date. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.