NAW Urges Congress to Exercise its Authority and Prevent a Disastrous Railroad Strike

September 14, 2022

Washington, DC – The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), which represents the voice of the 7.4 trillion-dollar wholesale-distribution industry and employs more than 5 million U.S. workers, has signed on to a letter urging Congress to take immediate action to prevent a rail strike from occurring and further disrupting the supply chain. The following statement has been issued by NAW CEO Eric Hoplin. 

“A rail strike would be a supply chain disaster for our entire industry and devastating to our nation and our citizens. We ask labor unions to get to work and secure a deal that would keep America’s supply chain moving and avoid unnecessary damage to our fragile economy and prevent further inflationary pressures. We urge the Democratic Congress to exercise its authority to mandate that the recommendations worked out by the Presidential Emergency Board (PEB), be agreed to as soon as possible to avoid catastrophe.” said NAW CEO Eric Hoplin 

NAW is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $7.4 trillion wholesale-distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW is comprised of national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all sectors of distribution. Our industry employs more than 5 million workers throughout the United States and accounts for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. There are 35,000 Wholesale-Distribution companies, that operate nearly 150,000 places of business across North America, including all 50 states. 

NAW’s mission is to deliver world-class programs and services, designed to help the most dynamic companies in Wholesale-Distribution succeed. Our programming is tailored for the CEOs, senior executives, and rising leaders at our member companies and associations. Members engage with NAW through our offerings in Thought Leadership, Networking, Executive Education, Benchmarking/Research, Shared Resourcing, Partnerships, Government Relations, and Public Affairs.