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CP Rail Union Authorizes Strike April 21

Conductors and Locomotive engineers from Canadian Pacific Railway voted to authorize a strike action that could have 3,000 workers walk off the job starting April 21, 2018.  The workers are asking for a new agreement, which expired last year, for more predictable schedules to combat crew fatigue, among other things.

According to Surry Now-Leader, “The union argues that rising profits are based off cuts, layoffs, closures and working crews to the point of exhaustion, according to a press release. The union also charges that CP’s profits in 2017 reached $2.4 billion, even while sales were stagnant.”

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