At this week’s 2022 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, union leaders from TCU, the Carmen Division, and IAM District Lodge 19 amplified our members’ voices by meeting with various elected officials from across the federal government. Our railroaders spoke at length with leaders from the Federal Railroad Administration, the Surface Transportation Board, and Congress.
Category Archives: Legislative Outlook
TCU Carman Assistant General President Don Grissom Testifies Before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I)
In a T&I Committee meeting titled “Examining Freight Rail Safety”, TCU Carman Assistant General President Don Grissom testified about the challenges currently facing the Carman division at worksites across the country. The speakers in the hearing included: Amit Bose – Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration Thomas B. Chapman – Member, National Transportation Safety Board Don Grissom
In a recent meeting with the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Troy Nehls (R, Texas) implied that Class 1 railroad workers are overpaid making an average salary of $137k/yr. STB Chairman Oberman sets him straight saying railroaders truly do not make that kind of money and that railroad wages are not competitive with other industries.
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
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
The entire TCU family mourns the loss of Congressman Don Young. He was 88 years old. Mr. Young had served as Alaska’s representative in Congress since 1973, making him the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives and earning the title, Dean of the House. Congressman Young was a pro-labor Republican in the
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
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
After months of negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – aka the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal” – and sent it to President Biden for his signature. The bill is a $1.2 trillion investment in our nation’s future, and includes numerous of provisions that will positively impact TCU members
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