Statement on AFL-CIO U.S. Port Security Claims

The fact is, we and other retailers have played a critical role since 9/11 in working toward real solutions to enhance port security - from supporting 100 percent screening of containers, to testing new technologies and ways to identify container tampering.  We are working closely with Congress and the Administration to find the best ways to improve supply chain security.

Instead of supporting real measures to improve port security, union leaders are irresponsibly using this important issue to distort the facts and mislead the public to advance their political agenda.  If the AFL-CIO really cared about port security, they would stop playing politics and drop their defiant opposition to enhancing background checks for port workers in this post-9/11 world.