CN, union in tentative contract agreement
Canadian National and one of its unions, United Steelworkers of America, have signed a tentative labor agreement that could help avoid a feared strike or lockout at the big Canadian railroad.
CN would not disclose the contents of the pact pending ratification, other than to say that the agreement provides for increased wages and benefits. The contract is one of several that CN has been negotiating with its Canadian unions.
United Steelworkers of America represents about 2,250 employees who maintain and repair CN’s track, bridges and structures in Canada.
CN remains in negotiations in Canada with the national United Transportation Union outside the company’s Northern Quebec territory, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference representing locomotive engineers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, whose members maintain and repair signals and communications equipment.
CN also operates in the United States.