The Teamsters union represents 125,000 Canadians, over 16,000 of those members work in the rail industry and are represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference. We have become an unavoidable collective bargaining partner for the two major rail carriers in Canada, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific as well as the majority of the short lines in Canada. The Teamsters union is the major negotiating partner in the Canadian rail industry. Canadian railway workers have chosen us because they know that we have the necessary resources and know-how to ensure their adequate representation. Our leading positions in the union movement, our active participation and our devotion to our members have become a magnet for all those who are poorly represented unionized or not unionized at all.