supply chain

The Mercury News op-ed: To protect supply chain, independent truckers need clarity

By ROB LAPSLEY, RACHEL MICHELIN and ERIC SAUER | PUBLISHED: July 30, 2022 at 5:05 a.m. | UPDATED: August 1, 2022 at 4:34 a.m. The imminent imposition of AB 5 on the trucking industry triggered the recent shutdowns at California ports, including Oakland. AB5 codified the employee classification test under the landmark 2018 Dynamex decision. This change significantly narrows the circumstances for someone to …

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California Retailers Association CEO discusses results of holiday shopping season with KTXL Fox 40

At the end of last year, there was steady concern about what might not be on the shelves during the holiday season due to supply chain issues and whether or not customers would check out small stores in person with omicron surging. So, how did the state’s shops end up faring? Rachel Michelin, the president and …

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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin to Testify at Special Legislative Hearing Addressing Ports Congestion and Supply Chain Crisis

Long Beach Press TelegramBy Alena Maschke- October 19, 2021 On Nov. 3, members of the California legislature will hear from representatives of the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the California Retailers Association, labor advocates and at least one major railroad company in an effort to identify solutions to the current supply chain challenges that …

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CRA Participates in Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Forum Addressing Ports Congestion and Supply Chain Crisis

Friday, October 22, 2021 CRA participated in an online forum hosted by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce that addressed the current issue of ports congestion, which is disrupting the already stressed supply chains. The forum focused on educating stakeholders about the root causes and all contributing factors of the current situation with the goal …

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KTXL FOX40: CEO of California Retailer’s Association discusses supply chain impact on holiday shopping

Two weeks before Halloween may be too early for some to start thinking about their Christmas shopping list, but with ongoing supply chain problems caused by the pandemic, it may not be early enough. With big-box stores already feeling the pinch of not having what they need, president and CEO of the California Retailer’s Association Rachel Michelin joined …

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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin Speaks with CBS Los Angeles about the Ongoing Supply Chain Crisis

Retailers And Customers Feeling Strain Of Supply Chain Logjam STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) – A logjam of cargo ships at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has created a ripple effect felt by retailers, restaurants and, now, the customers they serve. President of the California Retailers Association, Rachel Michelin, said the pandemic is partly to blame for the …

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CRA Responds to South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Passage of Warehouse Indirect Source Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Contact: Sarah Pollo Moo(916) 410-7506 CRA Responds to South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Passage of Warehouse Indirect Source RuleRule will substantially impact California’s businesses and consumers and weaken the state’s economic recovery  Sacramento, CA – May 7, 2021 – Today, in response to the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s passage of a Warehouse …

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CRA Addresses CA’s Port Congestion and Supply Chain Effects

CRA’s Vice President for Public Policy Steve McCarthy participated in a panel discussion today during a California Department of Food and Agriculture board meeting that focused on resolving the longer-term issue of port congestion and its effects on California’s supply chain for the retail industry. CA retail is the last link in the supply chain …

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