Press Release

ATA Statement on Canadian Port Strike

Jun 29, 2023

Washington — Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement on the announcement from the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Canada that workers will strike beginning July 1:

“ILWU Canada’s announcement of an imminent labor strike is unwelcome news for the U.S. economy as the global supply chain enters peak shipping season. This is a serious situation that demands serious leadership and shows what’s at stake as the Senate considers our next Secretary of Labor. 

“Julie Su has consistently dodged important and straightforward questions on numerous issues, and her evasiveness raises major red flags as ongoing labor disputes here at home threaten supply chain continuity and the freight services that American consumers depend on every single day. Every Senator must understand the consequences of affirming a Labor Secretary who’s incapable of making tough calls, standing by them, and standing firm when the situation demands it.”