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.”
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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.
Hundreds of signal and comms workers have approved a pact with Canadian Pacific.
A painful case of instant replay for Canadian Pacific and two of its unions has been resolved.
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.
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.