CN and USW union reach tentative agreement

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Canadian National has reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) union Local 2004 to renew the labor contract for approximately 3,000 CN maintenance-of-way employees represented by the USW in Canada. The current CN-USW labor agreement is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2014.


“We are pleased to have reached a new four year agreement with the USW before the current contract expires at month’s end,” said Jim Vena, CN executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “The discussions reflected a desire to address issues of mutual concern and generated solutions for both sides.”

The union is expected to announce ratification results before the end of January 2015.