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Canadian National Railway (CNI) avoided a labor strike with about 3,000 workers that was set to begin Tuesday after reaching a tentative agreement with the workers' union.

The union issued a 72-hour strike notice Saturday, which would have put the workers' in position to legally strike by today. 

However, overnight negotiations on Sunday led to a verbal agreement Monday to avoid the strike. Details of the agreement are being withheld until all union members officially ratify it, a process that could take up to 60 days. 

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