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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

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Bargaining Together, Rail Labor Reaches Tentative Contract with Metra Commuter Railroad in Chicago

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.

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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

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2022 TCU Dues Rate

In accordance with the IAM Constitution the monthly per capita tax is increased by using the average of the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) as published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Canadian Consumer Price Index as published by

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Assistant National Representative Katrina Coleman Appointed to the TCU Education Committee

“I am proud to appoint Katrina to this role,” said TCU President Maratea. “I know she brings a depth of experience and strong leadership to the table. Our representatives and our members will benefit greatly from the work she’ll do on the committee.” She joins Special Assistant to the President Matt Hollis, Brotherhood Railway Carmen

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