Category Archives: Press Releases

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 of TCU National President Artie Maratea on Amtrak’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

“TCU strongly encourages all of our members – and all Americans – to get vaccinated. This virus has caused so much damage and death already, and with new variants spreading quickly, the most effective path forward is for everyone to get vaccinated. As the largest union on Amtrak, representing many different customer-facing crafts, our members

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Artist's rendition of new Long Island Railroad terminal at Grand Central Station - part of the East Side Access project.

TCU Exposes Cuomo’s Costly Anti-Worker Measures at MTA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, March 3, 2021 – At a time when the Cuomo administration is stealing millions from the MTA and refusing to honor negotiated contracts, the governor is also creating an environment that wastes money while outsourcing union jobs. Cuomo’s creation of the “Transformation Team” was really an attempt by him to

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September 30th – Workers to Rally, Call on Congress to Save Jobs, Fund Amtrak

Absent Emergency Funding, Amtrak Plans to Furlough 2,000 Employees and make Substantial Service Cuts WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 28, 2020) —Transportation Communications Union/IAM and the members it represents will rally in four major U.S. cities on Sept. 30th – to urge members of Congress to provide Amtrak emergency funding and protest looming job cuts. More than

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United Rail Unions Sue to Block Carriers from Modifying Healthcare Benefits Without Bargaining

Washington, DC, August 7 — On August 5, 2020, 12 rail unions whose members and their families are covered by the NRC/UTU Plan and the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan, filed suit against the nation’s Class I railroad carriers in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The suit asks the

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Bob Scardelletti Retires with 29 Years as President of TCU and 53 Years of Membership

July 31, 2020, marks the retirement of TCU/IAM National President and Labor Legend Robert A. Scardelletti. President Scardelletti has fought for America’s working families and the members of TCU for 29 years as National President, with more than 53 years of membership in the TCU/IAM. Bob Scardelletti began his rail career as a Yard Clerk

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