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Labor seeks to block proposed freight rail merger

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department is seeking to block a proposed merger between Canadian Pacific Railway and Norfolk Southern. Canadian Pacific has painted its proposed merger with Norfolk Southern as a natural combination that would benefit both railways. The AFL-CIO has said the proposed combination recalls mergers in the 1980s and '90s that greatly diminished the number of freight rail companies in the nation and negatively affected railway workers (The Hill).   

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