Category Archives: TCU Blog

Statement from TCU President Maratea – Mandatory Vaccines Imposed by Rail Carriers

As you are surely aware, employers across the United States are mandating that employees be vaccinated against Covid-19 within the next few weeks. The rail industry is no different. As of October 2021, several carriers have established vaccination mandates and we expect many other railroads to follow. Providing a safe and healthy workplace is one

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TCU Local Chairpersons Gather for Advanced Leadership Training Seminar

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

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President Maratea Continues to Hit-The-Road Meeting with Members On-The-Job

TCU National President Maratea, National Secretary-Treasurer Stan Boyd, and BRC General President Rich Johnson visited members working on the job in Boston, Somerville and Houston. They met with members working at Amtrak, Keolis, Koppers and Union Pacific. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic TCU members have been working on the front lines, keeping the traveling public safe

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Statement on National Negotiations by the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition

September 22, 2021 — The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement: As we advised in January of 2021, the CBC and the nation’s rail carriers have been at the bargaining table since the beginning of 2020. Since January, CBC

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Open Enrollment for members covered under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan GA-23000

It’s time for the annual Open Enrollment for members covered under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan (Plan) GA-23000. Railroad Enrollment Services mailed out materials for the 2022 Open Enrollment. Starting October 1 until October 31, 2021, members can securely access the Railroad Enrollment Services online at www.yourtracktohealth.com.  Options available include enrollment in

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TCU Joins #EssentialAlways Campaign to Honor, Thank Frontline Transportation Workers this Labor Day

This Labor Day weekend TCU is proudly joining the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and the U.S. Department of Transportation to recognize and thank frontline transportation workers for their service and sacrifice, and remind Americans that railroad workers are #EssentialAlways. During the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, TCU members were instrumental in keeping the

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