Drop ALL the Charges NOW! Rail Safety Requires No Scapegoating.

On Feb 5, 2018, Canadian railroaders Tom Harding and Richard Labrie are ordered back to court to face addition federal charges, even after being acquitted in a 3 month frame up trial related to the Lac-Mégantic oil train wreck of 2013.   Set up to fail!  Every danger was put…

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Urgent: Action for Rail Safety is needed

This is no way to get rail safety February 5, 2018, acquitted Lac-Mégantic rail workers Tom Harding and Richard Labrie must return to the Québec courthouse to face additional charges from the Canadian Ministry of Justice.  Despite being acquitted of all criminal charges after a 3 month trail on January…

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It’s Time To Drop ALL Charges Against Harding and Labrie

What even the Federal Crown prosecutors privately admit. The wreck was inevitable and it wasn’t because of handbrakes. They had a criminal trial instead of a real commission of inquiry.  That’s no way to find out the truth about the causes of the wreck. Time to drop ALL charges against…

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Statement of the Harding Labrie Defense Committee on the Verdict

  Press Release Acquittal of Rail Workers in Lac-Mégantic Trial “one step towards real rail safety.” Washington DC, January 19, 2018: The attempt to blame railroad workers Tom Harding and Richard Labrie for the tragic 2013 Lac-Mégantic Québec wreck that took 47 lives ended today after 9 days of deliberations…

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Teamsters Canada Calls For Government To Take Responsibility

http://teamsters.ca/en/blog/2018/01/19/tragedy-at-lac-megantic-time-for-the-government-to-take-responsibility TRAGEDY AT LAC-MÉGANTIC: TIME FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY Laval, January 19, 2018 — The Teamsters Union is relieved by the acquittal of three Montreal, Maine & Atlantic workers who were accused of criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Mégantic derailment. The lengthy trial highlighted major shortcomings in…

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From Railroad Workers United (RWU) of North America:

Press Release Friday, January 19th, 2019 at 2:40 PM Central Time For Immediate Release For more information Contact: Ron Kaminkow, RWU General Secretary phone:608-358-5771 or 202-798-3327 email: secretary@railroadworkersunited.org RWU Statement Upon the Acquittal of Canadian Railroad Workers Railroad workers – together with all citizens concerned with worker justice – across…

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From Around The World, Reaction To The Victory!

Congratulations from Italian railroad workers Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are happy and moved by the absolution of Tom Harding and the other two MMA railroaders accused of the Lac Mégantic disaster. Immediately we followed the case, informed the Italian railway workers and expressed solidarity with Tom, convinced that the…

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Lac-Mégantic Jury Refutes Gov’t Frame Up Of Rail Workers

3 former MMA rail workers acquitted in Lac-Mégantic disaster trial Locomotive engineer and 2 others found not guilty of criminal negligence causing 47 deaths By Alison Brunette, Kalina Laframboise, CBC News Posted: Jan 19, 2018 2:12 PM ETLast Updated: Jan 19, 2018 3:48 PM ET Train engineer Tom Harding leaves the…

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Jury Again Requests Clarification

The Lac Megantic criminal negligence trial sent a question to the court this morning asking for clarification on the concept of differentiating between gestures, actions, or decisions made by the accused, and those that might have been made by another employee with the same duty. — Sherbrooke Record (@recordnewspaper) January…

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