Monday the 18th is the deadline for the crews on freight trains to go on strike if their union and the carriers fail to reach an agreement. The article linked below has more details.
If you think the supply chain is screwed now, consider what happens when trains stop delivering plastic resins to manufacturers, fertilizer to farmers, food to processors, oil to refiners, coal to power plants, chlorine to water treatment plants, and billions of pounds of other key goods.
Published 7/11/2022. Read full article.