International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

(Photograph Courtesy of CN via Twitter)

IBEW Strike Ends at CN

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has agreed to binding arbitration, ending a strike at CN that began June 18, the Class I railroad reported on July 4.

Photograph Courtesy of CN, via Twitter

CN to IBEW: ‘Return to the Bargaining Table’

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) “has failed to respond to CN’s latest offer to resolve the ongoing strike, now in its 10th day,” the Class I railroad reported June 29, noting in a Twitter update that it is “maintaining normal rail operations across Canada.”

(Photograph Courtesy of CN, via Twitter)

IBEW Strikes at CN

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) in Canada rejected CN’s latest offer and has gone on strike, CN reported June 20.

IBEW signals and communications workers in Canada last ratified a five-year contract with CN at the end of April 2017. (Photograph Courtesy of CN)

IBEW Threatens Strike at CN

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has notified CN of its intention to strike as of 11 a.m. ET on July 18, the Class I railroad reported June 15.

High-Speed Debate Continues—in Congress

The long-simmering controversy over high-speed rail (HSR) continued during a May 6 hearing before the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. Its theme: “When Unlimited Potential Meets Limited Resources: The Benefits and Challenges of High-Speed Rail and Emerging Rail Technologies.”

The CP-IBEW Canadian Signals and Communications System Council No. 11 agreement is subject to union member ratification. IBEW represents 360 signal maintainers at CP in Canada.

CP, IBEW Reach New Tentative Agreement

Canadian Pacific (CP) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Canadian Signals and Communications System Council No. 11 reported reaching a new tentative five-year collective agreement.

Canadian Pacific locomotive

CP strike averted, for now

Canadian Pacific averted a strike with two of its unions, but a work stoppage is still possible as union leaders urged members to reject the railroad’s latest offers.

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Additional rail labor agreements reached

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.