Rail Teamsters—Teamsters on the Right Track
"Through the TDU Rail Chapter, rail Teamsters are helping to get our union back on the right track. We're fighting the carriers for strong agreements and we're promoting the unity of all railroad crafts. Get on board and help us out."
Ed Michael, Union Pacific
BLET Div. 724, Salem, Ill.
April 11, 2007: Canadian National Railway Co.'s 2,800 union conductors and yard workers rejected a proposed one- year contract from the country's biggest railroad and voted to strike.
April 2, 2007: Last month’s strike on the Canadian National shows why we need to have unity on the rails—and why having a democratic union is so important.
April 2, 2007: After three years of working without a national contract, the BLET announced a deal with the National Carriers’ Conference on March 5.
Over 2,800 members of the United Transportation Union (UTU) went out on strike against Canadian National Railways at midnight on Saturday, Feb. 10.
Rail Teamsters are starting to wonder just how long they can go without a new contract.
Railroad engineers and trainmen from two unions are out to win greater solidarity and union democracy on the rails. On Jan.
The rail carriers have dropped their demands for single-person crews in this round of bargaining.
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