MANITOWOC, Wis. – A federal agency has ordered a subsidiary of Canadian National to pay $350,000 to a Wisconsin conductor who was terminated after reporting he’d been hurt on the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the fine Thursday against Wisconsin Central Limited railway. Read the complete story at the Star Tribune.
Canadian National has completed the merger of Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway and Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway into its Wisconsin Central subsidiary. CN said the merger, approved by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, will make operations more efficient and customer focused. In October, in preparation for the merger, UTU represented conductors and brakemen [...]
Some 430 UTU represented conductors and brakemen employed by Canadian National properties Wisconsin Central; Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific (DW&P); and Duluth Missabe and Iron Range (DM&IR) have ratified an implementing agreement — effective Jan. 1 — consolidating the three properties under a single agreement. The new agreement provides for four stand-alone general committees under the jurisdiction of [...]
A Wisconsin Central conductor has won a whistle-blower complaint against the carrier – collecting more than $125,000 in compensatory and punitive damages – for unlawful harassment and intimidation as the result of reporting an injury. This was the third successful whistle-blower complaint filed against a railroad in recent months for violation of a worker’s rights under the [...]