CN Rail: Ratification Divided

A rank and file perspective on negotiations and union representation at CN By Andy @ CN As the membership of USW Local 2004 whimper over the ratification of Canadian National Railway’s (CN) offer, it has become abundantly clear that our USW leadership has completely missed… Read More

Big Brother on the rails

Following decades-old recommendations from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB), Canada’s major rail interests have moved to support the installation of in-cab video and audio recording equipment, ostensibly for safety reasons. In a press release, CN has stated that it is “ready to pay to install and… Read More

Compromise or union capitulation at CN?

The legacy of back-to-work legislation in Canada Editor’s Introduction By Andrew Stevens Amidst national transportation safety concerns and the inability of Canada’s leading rail companies to handle a record grain harvest, the 3,300 conductors, train persons, traffic coordinators, and yard persons at CN, represented by… Read More