Strike Averted: Retailers Cheers Swift Congressional Action

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement following Senate passage of legislation to avert a rail worker strike.

“Today, Senate leaders recognized just how vital our nation’s rail system is and voted to keep the country’s supply chains and our economy moving,” said Director of Government Affairs Sarah Gilmore. “American consumers can rest assured they will have an exceptional shopping experience this holiday season with the threat of a rail strike averted.” 

“We thank both House and Senate lawmakers for heeding industry concerns and acting swiftly to protect our economy from the disruption of a rail strike. We look forward to President Biden signing this crucial legislation into law.”


RILA is the US trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.

RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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