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Possible Railroad Strike Could Hit Ohio's Economy Hard

The governor's office says it's monitoring the issue

When it comes to miles of railroad, Ohio ranks third in the nation only behind Illinois and Texas.

On Friday, two railroad unions representing more than 50,000 employees threatened to walk off the job. They say quality of life is a major issue.

"We're facing the potential of a strike because the railroad refuses to grant one single day of sick time," said Ron Kaminkow, a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, one of the unions that has not reached an agreement.

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