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Railroad Teamsters strike Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway today

More than 100 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) today struck the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway (WLE). The railroad is trying to run trains with one operator even after the recent Lac-Megantic tragedy that killed 47 people.

Picket lines were posted at seven primary WLE terminals in Ohio and Pennsylvania, shutting down the railroad’s entire operation.

General Chairman Bob Linsey said they were forced to strike to defend their contracts. The railroad,

Today's Teamster News 06.01.12

38th consecutive night demo peaceful but illegal  Montreal Gazette   ...it began just hours after talks between the government and student associations collapsed. The nighttime demonstration drew a crowd of several thousand and got off to its usual start at 8 p.m. with the sound of pots and pans echoing through Place Émilie-Gamelin...

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