Toronto, September 16, 2022
The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Thursday, September 15, 2022:
U.S. Railroad Strike Averted as Unions, Companies Reach Tentative Deal
Major U.S. railroads and unions secured a tentative deal after 20 hours of intense talks brokered by the Biden administration to avert a rail shutdown that could have hit food and fuel supplies nationwide.
The tentative deal now goes to the unions to be voted on. Even if those votes fail, a rail shutdown that could have happened as soon as midnight Friday has been averted for several weeks due to the standard language included in such a deal.
For more information, please call David Lychek, Director – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.