Tag: 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 […]

Court ruling may make it harder to cut train crew sizes to 1

By JOSH FUNK for the Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An appeals court has rejected the Trump administration’s decision to drop a proposal to require freight trains to have at least two crew members, a plan that was drafted after several fiery crude oil train derailments. The ruling Tuesday from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]

TTD Release – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger Elected as President and Secretary-Treasurer

Executive Committee unveils award to honor former president Larry Willis Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger were unanimously elected today as President and Secretary-Treasurer, respectively, of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), by the organization’s Executive Committee, of which TCU is a member. Regan started at TTD as a legislative representative in 2011, was elected secretary-treasurer […]

September 30th – Workers Rally, Call on Congress to Save Jobs, Fund Amtrak

Transportation Communications Union/IAM and the members it represents hosted a rally in four major U.S. cities on Sept. 30th – to urge members of Congress to provide Amtrak emergency funding and protest looming job cuts. More than 800 TCU members are targeted by Amtrak’s cuts, scheduled to take effect Oct. 1st. Members represented by five labor unions […]

TTD: Support Amtrak and its Workforce in COVID-19 Relief Package

On behalf of TCU and other rail labor affiliates, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, sent the following letter to Congressional leadership detailing the urgent need for $4.5 billion in Amtrak relief funding whilst preventing furloughs and protecting service for millions of Americans:   July 28, 2020 The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeaker of the HouseUnited States House […]

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 […]

Larry I. Willis, President Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO Testified Before The Senate Committee On Commerce, Science and Transportation

Larry Willis, President of the Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO (TTD), of which TCU is a member, testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, And Transportation in a hearing titled: “THE STATE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE: EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC” In the written statement from TTD president Willis: On behalf of 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
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  • Tours and restaurant discounts
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  • Save up to 24% on movie theater eTickets

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