Union Plus 2022 Scholarship Program

The Union Plus Scholarship Program application for study courses beginning in the Fall of 2022 is now available at www.unionplus.org/scholarships. The Program awards annual scholarships to eligible union members, current and retired, their spouses and dependent children. The recipients are chosen based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need and commitment to organized labor values. […]

UP Requests Relief to Combine Two Existing and Operating Trains without Additional Inspections

On March 9, 2021, the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requesting a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR parts 215 (Railroad Freight Car Safety Standards) and 232 (Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; […]

Railroad industry worried about Biden executive order

By Ted O’Neil | The Center Square contributor for themercury.com (The Center Square) – An executive order signed by President Joe Biden that could force railroads to allow other operators to use their tracks could reduce competition and increase costs, according to industry experts. Biden’s order last week in part called on the independent Surface […]

David Eugene Covrig 1955-2021

David Eugene Covrig, 66, Bonne Terre, passed away June 11, 2021 at St. Joe Manor. He was born January 28, 1955 in Nebraska to George and Lorraine (Logan) Covrig. David retired with 40+ years of service with the railroad, He enjoyed camping, boating, hunting, fishing and woodworking. He also loved spending time with his family […]

TTX Still Looking to Fill Several Open Carmen Positions

TTX still has several open positions due to the uptick of traffic. They have exhausted all of their furloughed Carmen lists available for recall and are in desperate need of Carmen in the following locations: Chicago, ILDenver, COHarrisburg, PAChambersburg, PALos Angeles & the surrounding areasAtlanta, GAGardner, KSNorth Baltimore, OHJacksonville, FLSpokane, WAFlat Rock, MINorfolk, VADallas, TX […]

Union Plus “Summer of Savings” for TCU Members

It’s a summer of savings with Union Plus on travel, car rentals, theme park tickets, vacation tours and more. Plus, TCU/IAM members will have a chance to enter a sweepstakes to win one of ten $50 prizes or one of two Grand Prize of $500, sweepstakes end July 21, 2021. Enter today at https://www.unionplus.org/summerofsavings. Summer travel […]

Biden Targeting Class I Rail Mergers: Report

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief for railwayage.com The Biden Administration will shortly issue an Executive Order directing federal regulators to “confront consolidation and perceived anticompetitive pricing” in the railroad and ocean shipping and industries “as part of a broad effort to blunt the power of big business to dominate industries,” according to a July 8 Wall Street […]

Union Pacific plans to add sidings in strategic areas

Upgrades will help railroad compete against trucking, company says By Joanna Marsh for freight waves.com Among Union Pacific’s (NYSE: UNP) $2.8 billion in capital investments in 2021 are additions or extensions of sidings at a number of points along its network. Sidings enable one train to meet and pass another. Adding sidings that can accommodate longer […]

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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August 2021