Category Archives: Member Benefits

Union Plus 2022 Scholarship Program

The Union Plus Scholarship Program application for study courses beginning in the Fall of 2022 is now available at www.unionplus.org/scholarships. The Program awards annual scholarships to eligible union members, current and retired, their spouses and dependent children. The recipients are chosen based on outstanding academic achievement, personal character, financial need and commitment to organized labor

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TCU Joins with Rail Labor and Amtrak in Supporting the Railroad Employee Equality and Fairness Act

The current laws in place reduce the benefit amount available to those covered under railroad unemployment insurance. This act, if passed, will allow unemployed railroad workers to receive the same benefits as the general public. TCU supports the recent introduction of S. 4860, the Railroad Employee Equality and Fairness Act, which would undo harmful, ongoing

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2021 Annual Open Enrollment GA-23000 Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan

It’s that time again to announce the annual Open Enrollment for members covered under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan (Plan) GA-23000. Members are starting to receive materials in the mail for the 2021 Open Enrollment. Between October 1 until October 31, 2020, members can securely access the Railroad Enrollment Services online at

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Railroad Retirement Board Release Regarding Unemployment and Sickness Benefits Payable Under the Railroad Retirement Insurance Act (RUIA)

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) released a questions and answers that describes unemployment and sickness benefits payable under the Railroad Retirement Insurance Act (RUIA), their eligibility requirements, and how to claim them. In addition, it details how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, affects the RRB’s administration of benefits under

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