On January 19, 2022, the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), declared negotiations to be at an impasse with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC). On Monday, January 24th, TCU invoked mediation by the National Mediation Board (NMB) for the Carmen and Clerks. All other unions in the CBC did the same. “The Carriers have used every
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The Biden Administration to Begin Distributing At-Home, Rapid COVID-19 Tests to Americans for Free VIA USPS
To help ensure Americans have tests on hand if a need arises, the Biden Administration is purchasing one billion at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests to give to Americans for free. A half-billion tests will be available for order on January 19th and will be mailed directly to American households. There will be free tests available for
Transportation Communications Union and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Endorse Bridget Fleming Noyac, NY — Today, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Democratic candidate for New York’s 1st Congressional District announces the endorsement of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The announcement confirms the
Today we honor the life and legacy of an iconic civil rights activist. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an early proponent of voting rights and a tireless advocate for the working class and the oppressed around the world. TCU calls on you to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by taking action to secure
The right to vote for who we want to represent us is the foundational cornerstone of our democracy. Our ability to cast our ballot each Election Day is fundamental to our system of government. Yet, in 2021, at least 19 states passed 34 laws restricting access to voting. American democracy is under threat. Congress has stopped
Statement Issued by TCU National President Artie Maratea on the Senate Confirmation of Amit Bose to Head the Federal Railroad Administration
“TCU was one of the first unions to support Amit Bose to head the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and for good reason: he believes that rail safety begins and ends with its frontline workforce. We congratulate Mr. Bose on his Senate confirmation as FRA Administrator and look forward to working with him to ensure
Throughout December, membership of all three TCU represented crafts voted in droves, with well over 90% of the voting membership in favor of ratification. “I am so proud of what the bargaining committees of all three crafts – were able to achieve for our members. Negotiations were grueling – it took years to get here.
10 Lodge Officers and Protective Committeeman honed their skills in disciplinary hearings during a 2 day class in Tinley Park, IL. L6011 Local Chairman Izaak Campos requested the focus training to ensure his local lodge officers were best prepared to represent the membership. TTX has over 1300 members in locations all over the US. The
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.
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