Past Updates

President’s Message, June 2017

It’s great to see more of our members about to return to work from layoffs. Our goal is to see everyone back to work in the near future. P-1: At this time, there are no confirmed orders for this production line. The company has stated that they are working on grain cars for this line, […]

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President’s Message – April 2015

For more details, please access the April 2015 Newsletter here. There are no new orders to report this month, and all lines are operating as previously reported. Please note that the shut will be three weeks long for the personnel in P-2. New punch clocks will be installed in the steel prep area for a […]

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President’s Message – June 2015

For more details, please access the June 2015 Newsletter here. I would like to start this report by thanking all the people that supported me for the position of President in the Executive elections, and I will assure the membership that this Executive remains committed to serving our members in a professional and reliable manner. […]

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President's Message – June 2014

I would first like to wish everyone a safe vacation shutdown. Please remember that safety is always the first priority for you, your friends and especially your family. We are also looking forward to the impending call back of all our laid off members after the shutdown as the company order book looks very promising. […]

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President's Message – April 2014

Orders. [P-1] Tank cars until the 2nd week in August with a newly signed order of 140 until mid September. [P-2] An extension of 50 cars have been added to the existing order taking it to the 2nd week in October then transition to 200 of a different size hopper which will last until mid […]

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President's Message – February 2014

Orders [P-1] 60’ Box Cars will run until the 2nd week of March. Looking to begin tank cars by the end of April [P-2] Potash Cars will run until the third week of May but going 2 shifts mid-March. [P-3] 155 Open Top Hoppers starting the 3rd week of March hoping for add-ons. [P-5] Tank […]

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President's Message – January 2014

Orders. [P-1] 60′ Box Cars will run until the first week of March. [P-2] Potash Cars will run until the third week of May. [P-3] Possibility of moving the Open Top Hoppers from P7 to this line. [P-5] Tank cars will run until the third week of August. [P-7] 279 Flat Cars run until the […]

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President's Message – December 2013

Due to recent events that we were made aware of on Friday November 15th the Union felt the need to communicate with our members. Our executive would like to reassure our members that in a meeting held on Friday the company informed the executive along with our USW staff representative and a representative from our […]

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President's Message – April 2013

On April 8th we had our meeting with FSCO in regards to our pension plan and advocated what was agreed to during our contract negotiations. Non-bargaining members of the company will now be informed and be able to express their opinion on their part of the pension. A long time member of our Union, Gary […]

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President's Message – March 2013

We have received the draft of the Blue Cross benefit plan from the company and have taken action with a preliminary overview. We have found minor differences that we are presenting to the company for explanation and correction. We are also contacting the International Union for assistance in obtaining a professional benefits specialist who can […]

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