(Natural News) The U.S. supply chain could take another critical blow, as tens of thousands of railroad workers prepare for a major labor strike. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has failed to reach a deal with two of the largest labor unions in the railroad industry. Approximately 90,000 railroad workers could go on strike by late September. The failed negotiations have prompted Union Pacific and CSX to announce “contingency plans,” as a full-blown work stoppage seems inevitable.

The American Baker’s Association, representing more than 300 companies, warned that “Even a temporary interruption would create a devastating ripple effect” across US supply chains.

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