Category: AFL-CIO

Freight Railroad Worker Stories: Willette Thomas of TCU/IAM

By Kenneth Quinnell for aflcio.org At a recent Virtual Freight Railroad Worker Town Hall, Transportation Trades Department (TTD) President Greg Regan introduced a group of workers who explained the challenges they’ve faced in their three-year fight for a new contract with U.S. freight railroad companies: Since 2015, seven major railroad companies made $146 billion in net […]

Freight Railroad Worker Stories: Esmerelda Montelongo of TCU/IAM

By Kenneth Quinnell for aflcio.org At a recent Virtual U.S. Freight Railroad Worker Town Hall, Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan introduced a group of workers who explained the challenges they’ve faced in their three-year fight for a new contract with U.S. freight railroad companies: Since 2015, seven major railroad companies made $146 billion in net […]

Freight Railroad Worker Stories: Eugene Martinez of the National Conference of Firemen & Oilers/SEIU

By Kenneth Quinnell for aflcio.org At a recent Virtual U.S. Freight Railroad Worker Town Hall, Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan introduced a group of workers who explained the challenges they’ve faced in their three-year fight for a new contract with U.S. freight railroad companies: Since 2015, seven major railroad companies made $146 billion in net […]

UP Marks 150 Years on the NYSE

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief for railwayage.com Union Pacific was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 15, 1870, one year and four months after the Golden Spike was driven at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869, to complete the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. To mark the 150th anniversary of its NYSE listing as […]

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Paramedic Says, ‘The Anger Is Blinding’

By Aaron Gallant for the aflcio During the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread protests in response to the killing of George Floyd, working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities. In our new Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of those stories every day. Here’s […]

TTD Release – Joe Biden is the Best Candidate for Transportation Workers and their Families

In a recent release from the Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO (TTD), of which TCU is a member: The past three years have shined a spotlight on two vastly different Americas. In one, the richest among us continue to amass wealth and influence, seemingly unaffected by economic and political crises. In the other, working-class people struggle […]

CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Widens: Now 361-to-1

Once again there’s more for them and less for us. The imbalance between the pay of CEOs and working people continues to increase. In 2017, CEO pay at S&P 500 Index companies increased to an average of nearly $14 million while production and nonsupervisory workers received on average just $38,613. The AFL-CIO recently released its […]

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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