Canadian Pacific Rail Workers’ Strike Threatens Freight Traffic

More than 3,000 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. workers walked off the job, threatening a wider disruption in freight traffic and setting up the first major labor test for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The strike by conductors and locomotive engineers began at 10 p.m. Eastern time, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference said in an e-mail statement May 29. Negotiations with the company are ongoing, Teamsters said minutes after Canadian Pacific reached a tentative three-year agreement with a smaller union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

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