Statement From Senator Cantwell on Railroad Labor Agreement

September 15, 2022

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement regarding the tentative agreement reached early this morning between freight railroads and unions:

“It's critical that we have a working freight system to move 95 million tons of goods in Washington annually, including grain and other products grown and manufactured in the state. I am glad that President Biden helped broker a deal between business and labor that will continue to invest in keeping and skilling a workforce for tomorrow with the right benefits.”