On July 4, 1776, those who signed the Declaration of Independence proudly stated that all people are “created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” With these words, a new nation was formed which ensuring liberty and democracy would
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TCU/IAM National President Artie Maratea issued the following statement regarding Amtrak Southwest Chief Train #4 that collided with a truck and derailed outside of Mendon, Missouri. So far there are multiple fatalities and at least 50 injuries reported. “The TCU family is heartbroken by this tragic accident, and our thoughts go out to all those
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.
Legislation to recognize Juneteenth (June 19th) as a federal holiday passed when President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act June 17, 2021. Juneteenth is the day commemorating the end of slavery and is recognized as the 12th federal holiday. In the upcoming TCU Convention a Resolution will be introduced to ensure that Juneteenth
Yesterday during the AFL-CIO 2022 Convention TCU/IAM National President Maratea and IAM International President Martinez were both re-elected to serve as Vice President on the AFL-CIO Executive Council. AFL-CIO delegates made this a historic election by electing Liz Shuler as the first woman President and Fred Redmond as the first African American Secretary Treasurer
The Rail Unions who are bargaining as part of the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way/SMART Mechanical Coalition concluded their second week of compulsory joint National Mediation Board-mediated negotiations with the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) yesterday. These joint mediated negotiations, under the direction of the NMB Board Members themselves, resulted
TCU salutes everyone in the armed forces and today, we are especially grateful for those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend! Click here to read the memorial day message from IAM President Bob Martinez.
Coordinated Bargaining Coalition welcomes face-to-face mediation over national contract negotiations
CLEVELAND, Ohio (May 20, 2022) — The Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC) Rail Labor Unions* are preparing for in-person mediation sessions before the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Washington D.C., May 24-26. The Unions hope this will help to settle their ongoing national contract dispute. After more than two years of bargaining, which can only be
Leaders from the IAM Rail Division (including TCU Carmen Division and IAM District 19) participated in a three-day technology seminar conducted by the leadership of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), May 9th through 11th. There were various presentations and discussions ranging from the regulatory processes for technology testing, data handling, FOIA/redaction regs, the new infrastructure
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