Tag: CARES Act

TCU President Maratea Testified Before House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

TCU National President Artie Maratea testified before the House Railroads, Pipelines & HazMat Subcommittee to discuss Amtrak’s Response to COVID-19. He spoke regarding the ongoing challenges TCU members face on the job and the dire need for adequate funding to provide the much-needed employee protections. “I’m here on behalf of Amtrak workers to urge Congress […]

APTA: Latest pandemic-relief bills ignore transit

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) leaders are expressing concern that the latest COVID-19 pandemic relief funding package under consideration in Congress does not include additional emergency funding for public transportation.  Senate Republicans, after negotiations with the White House, on Monday unveiled a series of bills in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that includes funding for certain transportation priorities. […]

RRB Labor Member: Enhanced Benefit Payments Expected by End of May

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, recently signed into law by President Trump, authorized extended unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for railroad workers sidelined during the COVID-19 pandemic. After making necessary programming changes to agency systems, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) began processing and paying extended benefits on May 11. […]

TTD Release – Union Leaders Call on FTA to Set Mandatory Safety Standards, Ensure Pay for Frontline Transit Workers

TCU Members are working at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Stories of public transit workers contracting COVID-19 and tragically dying are already emerging nationwide. Workers can’t afford to wait: we must act now to protect them & the safety of the traveling public. In a letter to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) the […]

The CARES Act Impacts Railroad Workers

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor for railwayage.com   Under the CARES Act, the one-week waiting period required before railroad workers can receive unemployment or sickness benefits is temporarily eliminated. This applies to an employee’s first two-week registration period for a period of continuing sickness or unemployment beginning after the effective date of the law and ending […]

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October 2022