Category Archives: Legislative Outlook

TCU and IAM Endorse Bridget Fleming

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

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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

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TCU Local Chairpersons Gather for Advanced Leadership Training Seminar

Last week TCU Local Chairpersons from across the country participated in an Advanced Leadership Seminar. The training included classes on Disciplinary Hearings, the role of the Delegate, an Arbitration workshop and a Mock Union Meeting. Workshops were held by the Legislative, Constitution & Law, Industry Relations, Communications, Legal and Organizing departments. The Local Chairmen that

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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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Statement from TCU National President Artie Maratea on Senate’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

“Joe Biden ran for President to refocus our nation’s policies on everyday working people, including a commitment to finally invest in our nation’s infrastructure. This bill does just that. At a time when our country is so divided politically and in the midst of battling a pandemic, it’s a relief to see our bipartisan elected

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House Leaders Request Study on the Impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading on Workers, Safety and Shippers

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Railroads Subcommittee Chairman Donald Payne, Jr (D-NJ). Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) are requesting the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the impacts of precision

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TCU Members Highlighted in Video released in Conjunction with T&I Hearing on Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing February 4th on: “Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps.” The Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO (TTD) is releasing videos highlighting transportation workers on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic, emphasizing the protection needs of workers going forward.

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