Teamsters Canada Rail Conference

(Photographs Courtesy of CN, left, and CPKC, right)

Canadian Class I’s, TCRC Bargaining Update

Separate negotiations with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have been under way at intervals for CN and Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), with the assistance of federal conciliators.

Photograph Courtesy of CN, via Twitter

CN, TCRC Ratify Collective Agreement

CN announced May 26 that the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), which represents approximately 6,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, yard conductors, and yard coordinators working on the railroad’s mainline, short lines and yards,

BNSF’s second-annual awards program recognizing customers for significant achievement in sustainability is now open for nominations.


BNSF opens nominations for its 2023 sustainability awards program. Also, CN and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) reach a tentative agreement; Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) celebrates its hydrogen locomotive pilot program on Earth Day; CSX recognizes 13 customers for environmental excellence; and executives from CPKC, Norfolk Southern (NS) and Union Pacific (UP) earn spots on the Constellation Research ESG50 List for 2023.

Photograph Courtesy of CN, via Twitter

TCRC Ratifies New CN Agreement

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) on Dec. 23 ratified a new collective agreement with CN, covering approximately 160 rail traffic controllers in Canada, the Class I announced Jan. 3. The agreement,

CP, TCRC: Work Stoppage Is Over

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)–Train and Engine have reached an agreement to enter into binding arbitration and to return to work on March 22.

CP Issues 72-Hour Lockout Notice to TCRC-T&E

Canadian Pacific (CP) late on March 16 issued a 72-hour notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)-Train & Engine of its plan to lock out employees on March 20, 2022 if the union leadership and the Class I railroad are unable to come to a negotiated settlement or agree to binding arbitration.

TCRC represents more than 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, and train and yard workers at CP.

Teamsters Canada to Conduct CP Strike Vote

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is involved in a dispute with Canadian Pacific (CP) over wages, benefits and pensions; the union reported on Feb. 10 that it served notice to Minister of Labor Seamus O’Regan Jr. in accordance with the Canada Labor Code.

CN Adjusts Post-Strike Guidance

In the wake of an eight-day strike that seriously impacted operations, CN is revising its full-year 2019 financial outlook. The railroad said its strike recovery plan is “on track.”