Detroit Bureau on Twitter

Posts Tagged ‘canadian pacific rail strike’

Canadian Rail Strike May Mean U.S. Vehicle Shortages

GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and other makers impacted.

by on May.24, 2012

Cars being loaded by CP Rail.

Shipments of new vehicles from General Motors, Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co., Honda and Toyota have been crippled by a strike against the sprawling Canadian Pacific Railroad by 5,000 of its workers.

Teamsters Canada walked off the job just after midnight after parties were unable to reach an agreement despite last-minute negotiations, the union said in a statement.

Subscribe Now! It's Free!

“We have made every reasonable effort to get a settlement,” said Doug Finnson, vice-president of Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. “Every union member knows how important the outstanding issues are. We will not walk away from the negotiation table.”