MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A possible strike that could put a halt to the Northstar Commuter train has been averted for now.

President Barack Obama appointed a board on Thursday to review a dispute between U.S. railroads and their unions.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen had voted to strike starting at midnight Friday. Obama’s move will keep that from happening for at least two months.

It is estimated that a national rail strike would cost the U.S. economy as much as $2 billion dollars a day.

Comments (3)
  1. Lucifer says:

    Obummer only supports unions that represent government workers… Not private industry union workers. I guess he just threw you guys under the train so to speak.

  2. aro says:

    “Strike That Could Stop Northstar Commuter Line”

    Every $14 round trip ticket on the Northstar Commuter Rail Line costs taxpayers an additional $29.66 in subsidies.

    Sounds like a strike will save taxpayers money. Big Time.

  3. bob says:

    Best thing unions can do with this line is strike, please strike and stop the waste

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