Three Unions Ratify Agreements With CP

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Employees on Canadian Pacific’s Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) South; Central Maine & Quebec (CMQ) U.S. and Central Maine & Quebec Canada subsidiaries have ratified collective bargaining agreements.

The agreements on these CP properties, which are in Maine, the U.S. Midwest (Iowa, Missouri and Illinois) and parts of Quebec, affect approximately 430 employees represented by United Steel Workers Local 1976 on the CMQ Canada, SMART Transportation Division representing all employees on the CMQ U.S., and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen representing all T&E employees on the DM&E South. They provide higher hourly wages for all employees at major CP crew bases at Ottumwa, Davenport, Marquette and Mason City, Iowa; Kansas City, Mo.; Savanna, Ill.; Brownville Junction, Maine; and Farnham, Que. CP said is hiring for various positions at all of these locations in 2022, with immediate openings.

“CP welcomes the ratification of these three recently negotiated agreements that bring wage increases to hundreds of our dedicated employees,” said CP Executive Vice-President Operations Mark Redd. “We continue to work productively with all of our union partners to achieve long-term agreements that meet the needs of CP’s growing business and our industry-leading railroaders.”

CP conductor Jim Smith. CP photo.
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