D-FW’s transportation hub threatened by looming railroad strike

Shipments of vital food, agriculture and energy products in and out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area could screech to a halt Friday morning with angry railroad employees threatening a strike that could upend the nation’s already fragile supply chain.

Beer and auto parts from Mexico, cattle from Texas ranches and oil from the Gulf of Mexico could be stuck in North Texas railyards waiting for workers and the companies that operate trains to end their standoff.

A coalition of a dozen railroad unions is threatening to strike as early as 12:01 a.m. Friday if they can’t come to a deal