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 […]

Machinists, TCU/IAM Mark Birthday of Labor Icon A. Philip Randolph

The Machinists and the Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM) mark the April 15 birthday of a giant in the labor movement, A. Philip Randolph. Randolph, a labor leader and social activist was born on April 15, 1889, and founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) in 1925, the first majority African-American labor union to receive a […]

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 […]

Machinists Win Support for Members in Long-Overdue Relief Bill, But Much More is Needed

The Machinists Union, along with allies in labor and on Capitol Hill, won critical provisions to help IAM members and working people who remain deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis in the latest emergency relief legislation poised to be passed by Congress. Top-Line Impacts for IAM Members – Direct Payments: An additional round of Economic Impact Payments […]

FRA Rules Against Rail Labor in Brake Safety Standards Opposed by TCU Carman Division

On January 15, 2020, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued an extensive Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled “Brake System Safety Standards.” The NPRM proposed sweeping changes to brake inspections standards, and incorporated into the regulations, a large number of waivers it has issued to railroads and railroad associations. Among these changes, are modifications to […]

TCU 2021 Dues Increase

In accordance with the IAM Constitution, their monthly per capita tax is increased by using the average of the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) as published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Canadian Consumer Price Index as published by […]

Don’t Rely on USPS; Drop Off Your Ballot or Vote In-person

Are you planning to vote by mail? If so, ensure your vote is counted by dropping it off at designated sites (if available). The U.S. Postal Service is overloaded with a record amount of mail-in ballots this election. Officials are raising the alarm about mail-in ballots being received and processed in time for the election. […]

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