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Oil Trains: Are Profits Worth Our Risk? with Gerri Songer and Mark Burrows
Trains with fewer crew members fatigued from long hours often run through communities carrying flammable oils, explosives, and toxic substances. The panelists will discuss the need for further regulation of railroads and other practices to protect community safety. Gerri Songer is an educator, local activist and Legislative Director of Northwest Suburban Teachers Union Local 1211 IFT-AFT. She works to prevent fiery accidents often creating hazardous runoff. Mark Burrows is a retired Canadian Pacific Railroad engineer and an active member of SMART/TD, formerly United Transportation Union, who now works with Railroad Workers United to fight for improved safety for railroad workers and the public.

Feb 28, 2021 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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