May 29, 2018 - Sisters and Brothers: Your bargaining committee has been meeting with CP Rail with the assistance of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) since May 25th. Despite this, we have made very little progress toward achieving an agreement that would be acceptable to you.
We are quickly running out of time to reach any kind of agreement before our strike deadline of 2200 EDT tonight. Barring some unlikely event, we will be taking a legal strike at the deadline.
We thank you all for your support through this process and ask for your continued patience while we try to reach an acceptable agreement.
All Divisions are prepared for this job action and we expect few problems. That said, please report any issues to your picket captains and we will work out any problems that arise.
Good luck out there and we will report any news or developments as they arise.
Sincerely and in Solidarity,
General Chairman - CTY West
General Chairman - LE West
General Chairman - CTY East
General Chairman - LE East