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

TCU National President Maratea, National Secretary-Treasurer Stan Boyd, and BRC General President Rich Johnson visited members working on the job in Boston, Somerville and Houston. They met with members working at Amtrak, Keolis, Koppers and Union Pacific. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic TCU members have been working on the front lines, keeping the traveling public safe

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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

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TCU Joins #EssentialAlways Campaign to Honor, Thank Frontline Transportation Workers this Labor Day

This Labor Day weekend TCU is proudly joining the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and the U.S. Department of Transportation to recognize and thank frontline transportation workers for their service and sacrifice, and remind Americans that railroad workers are #EssentialAlways. During the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, TCU members were instrumental in keeping the

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August 25, 1925 – A. Philip Randolph Organizes the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

96 years ago today, A. Philip Randolph organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters became the first African-American Union to win a national contract in the United States and receive a charter with the American Federation of Labor (AFL). In an epic struggle, the Porters fought the bitterly antiunion

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TCU Unit 167 Division Chair Anthony Stevens Elected as Director of the Legislative Department of the New Jersey State Council of Machinists

The newly elected officers of the New Jersey State Council of Machinists are sworn in. Anthony Stevens a 30 year TCU member and New Jersey Transit (NJT) worker, Division Chairman of Unit 167 and six time Local Chairman of Lodge 626 was elected to the New Jersey State Council of Machinists (NJSCM) as Director of

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