Freight rail cars sit in a rail yard in Wilmington, California, on November 22, 2022. This week, President Biden urged Congress to pass legislation to prevent a rail strike that could have brought trains to a halt nationwide.
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Mirna Arana mops the floor after playing with her son in her home in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 25, 2021. Arana works as a housecleaner in San Francisco and is hopeful about a proposed law that would give domestic workers paid sick leave.
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