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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Bargaining Together, Rail Labor Reaches Tentative Contract with Metra Commuter Railroad in Chicago

After 3 embattled years of negotiations and contract mediation, on November 29th TCU and its Bargaining Coalition brethren reached a Tentative Agreement. Special Assistant to the President and TCU Vice President Matt Hollis served as spokesman for the Coalition comprised of TCU, BRC and ARASA, along with IAM, UTU/SMART-TD and Mechanical, BMWED, IBEW and NCFO.

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TCU Members Rally in Chicago – Metra Union Workers Threaten Strike as Contract Talks Enter Third Year With No Progress

TCU Members were joined by Metra Rail Union members demonstrating at Metra Board of Directors meeting on November 12. So proud to stand in solidarity with @TCUnionHQ and our partners in labor as Metra employees fight for higher wages and a fair contract. After three years without a raise and nearly two years on the

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2022 TCU Dues Rate

In accordance with the IAM Constitution the 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

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Assistant National Representative Katrina Coleman Appointed to the TCU Education Committee

“I am proud to appoint Katrina to this role,” said TCU President Maratea. “I know she brings a depth of experience and strong leadership to the table. Our representatives and our members will benefit greatly from the work she’ll do on the committee.” She joins Special Assistant to the President Matt Hollis, Brotherhood Railway Carmen

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TCU/IAM National President Arthur P. Maratea Joins AFL-CIO Executive Board

On the endorsement of IAMAW President Robert Martinez, TCU/IAM President Artie Maratea was appointed to the AFL-CIO Executive Council, filling the vacancy created by former TCU/IAM President Scardelletti’s retirement. The AFL-CIO Executive Council is comprised of Labor Leaders representing 12.5 million union American workers from all industries. The Council is instrumental in shaping the initiatives,

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Statement from TCU President Maratea – Mandatory Vaccines Imposed by Rail Carriers

As you are surely aware, employers across the United States are mandating that employees be vaccinated against Covid-19 within the next few weeks. The rail industry is no different. As of October 2021, several carriers have established vaccination mandates and we expect many other railroads to follow. Providing a safe and healthy workplace is one

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