Potential Rail Strikes Looming in the US
US rail workers threaten to strike if labor negotiations fail to produce a meaningful resolution.
What You Need To Know
Effective Friday, September 16, tens of thousands of US railroad workers could be on strike.
Several railroads are planning for a controlled shutdown of their network as part of a contingency plan in response to multiple failed union negotiations.
White House officials are holding emergency meetings in an attempt to avoid the shutdown, which could damage the already existing supply chain strain.
“Roughly 40% of the nation’s long-distance trade moves by rails and the idling of 7,000 trains daily would trigger retail product shortages.” says CNBC.com.
DSV will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated throughout the next coming days. For any further questions regarding the matter, please reach out to your local DSV representative.
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