Check this locally connected report on another setback for the supply chain as labor struggles to keep up with the faltering U.S. economy.
Meanwhile, tough partisan talk probably won't help prevent this labor dispute as BIPARTISAN FAIL in dealing with American transit and unions brought us to this point.
However and to be fair . . .
It'll be interesting to see if Transportation Secretary Mayo Pete has any good ideas about how to get us out of this hot mess.
Here's the word on our cowtown's part in this crisis . . .
According to a statement Monday night, the Southwest Chief, which officers daily service between Chicago and Los Angeles with a stop in Kansas City, is among the long-distance routes affected by the suspension of service.Amtrak operates many of its long-distance routes on rail track owned and operated by freight railroads.“These initial adjustments include the cancellation of three long-distance routes on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 and could be followed by impacts to all long-distance and most state-supported routes,” Amtrak’s statement read. “These adjustments are necessary to ensure trains can reach their terminals prior to freight railroad service interruption if a resolution in negotiations is not reached.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Amtrak says it will start to suspend some long-distance trains Tuesday due to a looming strike associated with freight rail workers. According to a statement Monday night, the Southwest Chief, which officers daily service between Chicago and Los Angeles with a stop in Kansas City, is among the long-distance routes affected by the suspension of service.
Further reading . . .
Amtrak is suspending service on three long-distance routes and part of a fourth on Tuesday. Norfolk Southern announced Monday that starting Tuesday it is closing all gates to intermodal traffic that travels by ship or by truck before or after a rail journey. The railroad is also beginning to shut down a variety of other services.
There could be a major blow to the U.S. economy coming down the line: Freight railroads are preparing for possible strikes as a years-long labor dispute sits at an impasse ahead of a key Friday night deadline.
A national railroad strike could begin Friday if additional agreements are not reached, which industry experts warn would shut down 30% of the country's freight and halt many passenger and commuter trains.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Monday suggested that Congress would move to stop a rail strike "if needed," as the possibility of a walkout of freight rail workers remains possible. Up to 15,000 rail workers could go on strike as soon as this week if union leaders are unable to agree on a...
Two huge labor disputes, in the railways and at the ports, threaten to re-tangle supply chains in the U.S. And the White House is pushing to avert disaster, engaged at a level not seen in decades. Why it matters: The stakes are sky-high economically.
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