Category Archives: TCU Blog

BNSF Compares Railroad Health Care to Other Industries

BNSF Compares healthcare as part of their ongoing analysis for National Bargaining: The nation’s freight railroads are currently in national bargaining with 13 labor unions representing 145,000 employees, and the rail industry is currently in federal mediation with all three labor coalitions. This article is part of a series related to aspects of the current

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OSHA Orders Amtrak to Reinstate and Pay $892K to Employee Discharged in Violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act

Amtrak, retaliated against a supervisory special agent in its inspector general’s office when he raised concerns about railroad safety, fraud and abuse involving an Amtrak contractor and when he supported a fellow agent’s safety concerns during an internal investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found. In early to mid-2010,

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TTD Release – Statement on the Inauguration of the 45th President Donald Trump

In a release from the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of which TCU is a member, TTD President Edward Wytkind issues this statement on the inauguration of Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States: “We congratulate Donald Trump on his inauguration as 45th President of the United States. “While the President inherits an economy that

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Action Alert: Kentucky Legislature Ramming Through Anti-Worker Laws

Kentucky Republicans have changed legislative rules to speed through anti-worker legislation, without public hearings or comments, under the guise of “emergency legislation.” In addition to repealing prevailing wage laws and eliminating paycheck deduction, Kentucky is now poised to become the 27th ‘Right-to-Work’ state in the nation. Of course, we know what these bills are really about:

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Medicare for Railroad Workers and Their Families

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) released a booklet on how Medicare effects railroad workers. The booklet is issued for general information and does not cover certain limitations, exceptions and special cases. The Medicare program covers railroad workers just like workers under social security. Railroad retirement payroll taxes include a Medicare hospital insurance tax just like

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