Strike In Canada Threatens Crude By Rail Shipments

More than 3,000 railway conductors, train persons, and yard workers at Canadian National Railway (CN) went on strike at midnight on Tuesday, threatening to disrupt crude by rail shipments out of Alberta. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union served CN on Saturday notice of intent to strike, demanding longer rests and medicine benefits for the safety of the workers and the railway services. “Unfortunately, we were unable to reach a deal with CN. The company remains unwilling to address our members’ heath & safety issues,”…