Tag: TCU/IAM

Unions Seek Release (UPDATED June 6)

The rail unions bargaining as part of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition* (CBC) and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way/SMART Mechanical Coalition are calling on the National Mediation Board (NMB) to “put forth a proffer of arbitration,” following the second week of compulsory joint NMB-mediated negotiations with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC). Now, negotiations are […]

TCU/IAM TO BECOME CHARTER MEMBER OF NEW IAM RAIL DIVISION

The IAM announced today that effective May 1, 2022 it will launch the establishment of a new Rail Division. TCU/IAM will join IAM District 19 as charter members of this division. Together, TCU and District 19 represent tens of thousands of railroad workers throughout the United States. This division will strengthen the presence of TCU […]

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Cases Seeking to Gut Airline, Railroad Union Power

In a victory for the IAM and transportation union members across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear two cases that sought to bring anti-union, so-called “right-to-work” laws to the airlines and railroads. The cases sought to extend the landmark Janus ruling, which allowed public sector workers to receive the benefits […]

Statement on National Negotiations by the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition

September 22, 2021 — The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement: As we advised in January of 2021, the CBC and the nation’s rail carriers have been at the bargaining table since the beginning of 2020. Since January, CBC […]

American Rescue Plan Saves TCU/IAM Jobs

Fewer riders, fewer tickets bought and scaled-back schedules were just a few of the COVID-induced hurdles facing Amtrak during the past year and a half. All of those obstacles caused the railroad industry to lose millions, and threatened the livelihoods of thousands of Amtrak  employees. Workers often only discover how legislation impacts their lives when they […]

TCU President Maratea Continues to Hit-The-Road and Meets Members in Chicago Area

TCU President Maratea visited members working on the job in the Chicago area. President Maratea met members working on Amtrak, METRA and TTX. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic TCU members have been working on the front lines, keeping the traveling public safe and the freight moving all across the country. Members in Chicago on Amtrak, Metra […]

Statement of TCU National President Artie Maratea on Amtrak’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

“TCU strongly encourages all of our members – and all Americans – to get vaccinated. This virus has caused so much damage and death already, and with new variants spreading quickly, the most effective path forward is for everyone to get vaccinated. As the largest union on Amtrak, representing many different customer-facing crafts, our members […]

Training for Lodge Presidents Debuts in Chicago

Last week, TCU rolled out a new program specifically developed for Local Lodge Presidents. National President Maratea, several TCU and Carmen Officers and Chicago area National Representatives were in attendance. The training, part of President Maratea’s inaugural initiative to expand internal education for Local Lodge Officers, was created and taught by TCU’s Constitution & Law […]

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. […]

New Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Program Available to TCU Members Covered Under the National Health and Welfare Plan, GA-23000

A new program and resource is now available to TCU/IAM members and their eligible dependents covered under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan, GA-23000, the Plan. The Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Care Program is now available to all members covered under the Plan.  The program provides qualified candidates world-class heart care at one 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
  • 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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