ISRI Statement on Railway Strike Averted

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the voice of the recycling industry™, after successfully advocating on behalf of the recycled materials industry, has released the following statement on the agreement to avoid a strike railway:

“ISRI applauds the actions and negotiations that took place into the wee hours of the morning that averted a shutdown of the rail workforce before Friday’s deadline,” the ISRI President said. , Robin Vienner. “Rail service is critical to receiving and delivering recycled materials used in manufacturing, including 70% of all steel produced in the United States that is made from recycled materials. All recycled materials, from steel and aluminum to paper, copper, plastics and glass, travel through the rail system. »

ISRI’s efforts to avert the railroad strike included sending a letter yesterday (9/14/22) to key Congressional leaders involved in the issue that detailed our looming supply chain crisis. nation, our economy and the essential services of the recycled materials industry. This action was crucial because the railways were already informing customers that they were no longer accepting wagons in anticipation of a complete network shutdown.

About the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI): ISRI is the “Voice of the Recycling Industry™”. ISRI represents 1,300 companies in the United States and more than 40 countries that process, trade and consume scrap products, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Institute provides training in education, advocacy, safety, and compliance, and raises public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global commerce , the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion a year in economic activity in the United States, the recycled materials industry provides more than 506,000 Americans with good jobs.

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