Lac-Mégantic Rail Workers Forum, Sept 25

fiery-tankcars-LacMegantic.jpgThe Canadian government has threatened Montreal, Maine and Atlantic engineer Thomas Harding and traffic controller Richard Labrie with life in prison as scapegoats for the Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster.  Jeff Powers of the SWP will lead a discussion about the real causes of the disaster on July 26, 2013 where a MMA train derailed, destroying the downtown and killing 47 people.

Crew size reduction, long hours with little time for rest, and poorly maintained track, bridges and rolling stock all play important roles in the Lac-Mégantic catastrophe, but the Canadian government is framing two individuals instead of investigating the real causes and  vigorously prosecuting the corporations responsible.

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September 25, 2015 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Militant Labor Forum Headquarters
675 Hegenberger Rd
Oakland, CA 94621
United States
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Jeff · · 510-686-1351

Will you come?