As ascendancy of jaw-jaw over war-war is making even a partial national rail work stoppage less probable, an agreement this week between the freight railroads and their second largest labor union has further decreased such concern.
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen
Major U.S. freight railroads have reached a tentative contract agreement with the second of three coalitions representing unionized employees.
Canadian Pacific (CP) has reached a tentative six-year agreement with Brotherhood Railway Carmen (BRC-TCU), a division of the Transportation and Communications Union/International Association of Machinists, the company announced on July 29, 2015. The BRC represents employees on CP’s wholly owned subsidiary, Soo Line Railroad Company.