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Artist’s rendering of a California high-speed train. Image: courtesy of California High-Speed Rail Authority

The California High-Speed Rail Authority and 13 rail labor unions, including BLET, announced on November 17 that they have entered an agreement that ensures the hard-earned gains in federal labor laws will be applicable to the operations of the nation’s first high-speed rail project. This agreement will cover an estimated 3,000 workers.More information is available from the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s website.