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TOMORROW, 2/3: Rail Workers To Rally for Fair Contract in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS - Despite Congressional action to avert a rail strike last year, some U.S. freight railroad workers still do not have a new contract agreement. Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway, the second-largest railroad in Minnesota, has yet to reach a contract with more than half of its U.S. workers who are members of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED), a union of workers who build, maintain, repair, and inspect the tracks, bridges, buildings, and facilities used by railroads like CP.

Gen Z is the Most Pro-Union Generation

Gen Z is the most pro-union generation

Mitchell Hartman and Richard Cunningham

 

 

ATU Local 1587 - Toronto, ON - Ends Four Day Strike

Toronto, ON - After a unified and strong four-day strike, ATU Local 1587-Toronto, ON, reached a strong tentative contract agreement with Metrolinx that addresses the Union’s safety concerns and contracting out issues. GO Transit bus service will resume on Saturday.

The more than 2,200 station attendants, bus operators, maintenance workers, transit safety officers, and office professionals. who walked off the job on November 6 after months of intense negotiations are expected to vote to ratify the contract in the coming days.

Raphael Valle elected Interim EM Maintenance Board Member

Raphael Valle is elected to the Interim position of East Metro Maintenance Board Member position by one vote, 26 to 25.

Southwest light rail: Work halted near Minneapolis condo tower to probe cracks

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SouthWest Station in Eden Prairie, Minn., would be one stop on the Southwest Light Rail Transit line.
Peter Cox | MPR News 2015
 
 
 
 

Cracks in a building next to the Southwest Corridor light rail project have dealt another blow to the beleaguered transit line.

Residents of the Cedar Isles condominiums in Minneapolis say cracks have appeared on eight separate floors of the building, right beside the construction site where crews are building a tunnel to accommodate the trains planned to run 14 ½ miles from downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. 

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