Amtrak Cancels Routes As Rail Strike Threatens To Wreak Havoc

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An Amtrak worker opens a door on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles as stoppages are announced on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Some Amtrak routes will be disrupted due to freight railroad labor negotiations. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
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Amtrak has already canceled some routes with news of the first national railroad strike in 30 years would start on Friday. The shutdown would cause havoc across the supply chain causing further disruptions in a domino effect across economic sectors. Today, Department of Labor secretary Marty Walsh will host the rail and union officials in hopes of coming to an agreement.

Workers have been locked in a dispute over pay and working conditions. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked what the administration is doing about this situation.

“We are working with other modes of transportation, including, the shippers and truckers, air freight to see how they can step in and keep goods moving. The administration has also been working with relevant agencies to assess what supply chains and commodities are most likely to face severe disruptions and available authorities to keep goods moving.”


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