Freight railroads and their unions reached an agreement, averting a strike that would have brought the 140,000-mile freight rail network to a halt. As we know all too well in California, stopping the supply chain, even for a short period, is detrimental to the economy and everyday Californians.
From agriculture to industrial industries, rail helps move goods for everyone from retailers to builders to keep costs down and supply up.
We are Co-Chairs of the Goods Movement Alliance, which made a huge difference by having a coordinated and quick response from the business community averting this potential rail shut down.
The GMA issued a letter to congress urging this crisis to be avoided, and we are once again seeing this coalition make a difference.
California is facing a crisis of crises at nearly every level of our transportation infrastructure that makes up the backbone of our economy. The impact of the supply chain crisis has touched almost every Californian as soaring transportation costs and continued disruptions are helping fuel record high inflation that's disproportionately hurting our working families.
Now is the time for you to Join the GMA!