Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Suzanne P. Clark, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“We commend members of Congress for averting a catastrophic rail strike. The legislation passed reflects the deal struck between the major freight railroads and the leadership of the 12 rail unions and ratified by a majority of rail workers. American workers, businesses and consumers will benefit from this outcome as it provides generous benefits for rail workers and certainty that rail service will not be interrupted. We must remember that our economy depends on the hard work of rail workers and the railroads, and averting a strike is a win for our country. We thank President Biden and Congress for helping secure America’s rail service.”