Union Plus Programs for TCU Members

TCU fully supports the programs available active and retired TCU members and their families. With the money savings programs available, in some situations the benefits can offset paid union dues.

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President Maratea Continues to Hit-The-Road Meeting with Members On-The-Job

President Maratea said: “I am pleased to meet the members working on the job, I am so proud of the work they do every day. It is critical for me to see for myself what our members do and what they deal with on the property.”

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2020 Grievance Handling Report

TCU/IAM members received over 1 million dollars in 2020 as a direct result of grievance settlements on the property and/or arbitration awards. In addition 45 members were returned to work after having been improperly terminated or dismissed from service.

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Coordinated Bargaining Coalition welcomes face-to-face mediation over national contract negotiations

CLEVELAND, Ohio (May 20, 2022) — The Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) Rail Labor Unions* are preparing for in-person mediation sessions before the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Washington D.C., May 24-26. The Unions hope this will help to settle their ongoing national contract dispute. After more than two years of bargaining, which can only be

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IAM Rail Division Leaders Attend 3-Day FRA Meeting on Technology

Leaders from the IAM Rail Division (including TCU Carmen Division and IAM District 19) participated in a three-day technology seminar conducted by the leadership of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), May 9th through 11th. There were various presentations and discussions ranging from the regulatory processes for technology testing, data handling, FOIA/redaction regs, the new infrastructure

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The Coordinated Bargaining Coalition again calls on NMB to proffer arbitration

While waiting for a response to our recent request to the National Mediation Board that a proffer of arbitration be issued by the Board to move our contract dispute to the next level, CBC unions participated in two additional days of mediated bargaining sessions with NCCC this week. Once again, the nation’s class 1 rail

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IAM Rail Division Testifies before the Surface Transportation Board on Precision Scheduled Railroading, Urgent Issues in Freight Rail Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  IAM Rail Division Will Testify before the Surface Transportation Board on Precision Scheduled Railroading, Urgent Issues in Freight Rail Service WASHINGTON, April 25, 2022 – Matt Hollis, National Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM), testified before the Surface Transportation Board on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Hollis spoke

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National Bargaining Update – Statement from the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition

The Coordinated Bargaining Coalition released the following statement on April 25, 2022: On January 24, 2022, after more than two years of bargaining with the major U.S. Class I railroads, the 10 Rail Unions bargaining as part of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) announced that they had applied to the National Mediation Board (NMB) for

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STB Chairman Torches Class 1s, Announces Hearing on “Urgent Issues in Freight Rail Service”

The Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Marty Oberman announced that they will be holding a public hearing on “Urgent Issues in Freight Rail Service,” scheduled for April 26th and 27th. The STB will direct the big four Class 1 railroads to appear before the board, and has invited rail customers and labor organizations

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