Canadian border workers strike could take effect shortly before planned reopening

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)—The push to reopen the United States- Canadian border is hitting another snag.

The Canada Border Services Agency says employees voted to strike ahead of reopening. The union members have been without a contract since June of 2018.

The strike could begin as soon as Aug. 6, which is just three days before vaccinated Americans would be allowed to cross. The strike could slow things up for Americans wanting to head north.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation the country will be working with the union on negotiations.