1st Annual BRC 6078 Golf Tournament

Lodge 6078 is excited to announce our 1st Annual Brotherhood of Railway Carmen 4-man Scramble Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 15th, 2021. The tournament will have a 12:00 pm Tee Time at the Terre Du Lac Golf Course located at 1424 Rue Riviera in Bonne Terre, Missouri (63628). Please come join us for an […]

Union Pacific Safety-Risk Rule at Issue in Worker’s Bias Appeal

Atricle posted by news.bloomberglaw.com Union Pacific Railroad Co.’s broad ban on hiring job seekers it believes present a greater than 1% chance of becoming suddenly incapacitated at work violates federal disability bias law because it doesn’t assess their individual circumstances, a group of rights advocates told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Such […]

UP constructing grain transload terminal near Chicago

Published by progressiverailroading.com Union Pacific Railroad is building a state-of-the-art grain transload facility within its Global IV intermodal terminal in Joliet, Illinois. The UP Global IV Transload facility will be managed by JCT, a 50-50 joint venture between Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. and Gavilon Grain LLC. Construction began this month and completion is anticipated by fourth-quarter 2021. Once fully […]

Railroads, ag shippers announce food-safety initiative

Article by progressiverailroading.com The Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railinc and a coalition of agricultural shippers yesterday announced a new partnership to provide shippers greater visibility into recent commodities carried by covered hopper cars. The new resource will provide shippers with essential information to maintain the highest food-safety standards and help prevent potential cross-contact with food allergens, AAR officials […]

Things Workers Need to Know After President Biden’s Address

President Biden rolled out his pro-union plan to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, water pipes, and expand broadband access during his first address to a joint session of Congress. President Biden also mentioned jobs more than 40 times during his address, touting not only the addition of 1.3 million jobs during his administration but the […]

Help Pass the PRO Act

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act or H.B. 842 that passed the House in early March, has gained momentum in the Senate after IAM Members along with working families across the U.S. flooded Senate offices with calls to support the hardworking men and women of this country by supporting the PRO Act. The […]

Biden’s American Rescue Plan Provides Free COBRA Coverage

President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act provides 100 percent health COBRA coverage to employees and their family members. IAM members would qualify for COBRA coverage if they lost health insurance (including medical, dental, and vision plans) due to a reduction in hours being cut back, switch from full time to part-time, a temporary leave of absence, […]

Fundraiser aims to keep railroad in Palestine

BY PENNYLYNN WEBB for palestineherald.com Area residents are asked to band together with a group of current and retired railroad employees in a fight to keep Union Pacific Railroad in Palestine. Harris Lohmeyer started a GoFundMe account seeking donations from the people of Palestine and Anderson County with the intent of hiring legal counsel to […]

U.S. railroads post another weekly traffic jump

By progressiverailroading.com U.S. railroads reported 538,184 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending April 24, a 30% uptick from traffic levels in the same week a year ago, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Carloads for the week totaled 240,075, up 25%, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume totaled 298,109 containers and trailers, up 34.3%. For some rail traffic categories, […]

IAM District 9 Hosts COVID Vaccination Site for St. Louis Area Members

Last week IAM District 9 hosted a COVID-19 vaccination site for Machinists Union members and staff. Firefighters from Pattonville Fire District distributed over 460 shots at the Bridgeton, MO office. “Thanks to the Pattonville Fire District with the help of St. Louis County, IAM members in our area who wanted to get vaccinated had the […]

Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance Program for TCU/IAM members!

TCU/IAM members take advantage of discounted activities with Union Plus!

  • Up to 25% on Car Rentals with Avis, Budget, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Payless
  • Book flights and hotels together and save with Expedia
  • Tours and restaurant discounts
  • Discounts for water/theme parks, concerts and sporting events tickets
  • Save up to 24% on movie theater eTickets

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May 2021