Category Archives: TCU Blog

Edward Wytkind on Medium: As Public Transit Goes, So Goes the Nation

In a release on Medium website, Ed Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO (TTD) of which TCU is a member stated: While public transit continues to be a lifeline for millions of Americans, too many transit agencies nationwide are failing with upkeep and modernization efforts and thus experiencing system failures. That isn’t just

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TTD’s Ed Wytkind Pens Amtrak Op-Ed in Wall Street Journal

On Sunday, Ed Wytkind, the President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, wrote a letter-to-the-editor of the Wall Street Journal in response to their previous editorial that largely bashed Amtrak. The article is behind a paywall so we’ve pasted the text of the letter below. Give Amtrak the Resources It Needs to Be Great We need

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House Railroads Committee Holds Hearing on Safety Regulations

  The House Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee held a hearing today on safety regulations throughout the railroad industry. Testifying on behalf of rail labor was John Tolman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET). The debate was – at times – fierce between proponents of safety regulations and those that want

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TCU Members are Eligible for UnionPlus Mortgage Program

The Union Plus Mortgage program, with financing offered through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage assists union members, their parents and children with buying or refinancing a home while also receiving exclusive union member benefits. Benefits such as mortgage assistance loans and strike assistance grants are available for qualified TCU/IAM members in need of financial support. Members

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TCU Delegates Attend 2017 IAM Transportation Conference

The 2017 IAM Transportation Conference concluded on Wednesday, April 12. The biennial conference was the most well-attended conference in the Transportation Department’s history with more than 600 delegates and over 200 from TCU. The highly successful conference had a diverse list of speakers, including IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr., GVP Stand Pickthall, TCU/IAM National

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