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US port congestion set to worsen as rail and truck strikes loom

July 13, 2022


America is facing the twin threats of rail and trucker strikes just as signs emerge that its ports on both coasts are getting overloaded once again. The ongoing negotiations between dockworker unions and employees on the US west coast is also fraying nerves for many involved in supply chains.

The US Chamber of Commerce has written to President Biden, urging him to “help resolve the ongoing labor negotiations between the Class I freight railroads and the twelve rail unions by following historic precedent and appointing a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) comprised of individuals who are impartial, belong to the National Academy of Arbitrators, and have direct experience in resolving rail disputes.”

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