THE STAKES HAVE NEVER BEEN HIGHER!
AMTRAK, COMMUTER RAIL, RAILROAD RETIREMENT, MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY
ALL HANG IN THE BALANCE!
This November railroad workers, retirees and our families will face one of the clearest choices in history. Not only the Presidential race but local races as well could have a great impact on every TCU members’ life.
On one side stands President Obama, who has championed Amtrak, commuter rail, the expansion of high-speed rail, and the protection of Railroad Retirement, Medicare, and Social Security.
President Obama appointed a Presidential Emergency Board that recommended record wage gains for our freight railroad members. Can you imagine what a Romney Presidential Emergency Board stacked with his corporate cronies would have done, after hearing the railroads testify that rail workers were 80% overpaid?
President Obama has appointed friends of labor to every federal agency. His OSHA has leveled unprecedented fines against railroads and reinstated employees who were wrongfully dismissed for reporting injuries and unsafe working conditions. His FRA no longer turns a blind eye to rail safety concerns.
On the other side stands Romney who is on record attacking every regulation, law and benefit that rail workers and retirees depend on.
Romney has vowed to end Amtrak. 20,000 union brothers and sisters would lose their jobs. The effect on railroad retirement would be catastrophic.
With the spotlight on, Romney and Ryan have both sought to downplay many of their extreme positions. But, make no mistake, if elected there will be little to stop them from pressing full throttle for their anti-worker, anti-retiree agenda.
That risk is especially high if the Tea Party Republicans retain control of the House and gain control over the Senate. That’s why TCU has created a state-by-state list of TCU’s endorsed candidates for Congress. Our endorsements were based strictly on how the candidates compared on job and retirement issues directly affecting you.
Click on the name of the state below to find the TCU endorsed candidates.
Click here to read the TCU railroad properties letter endorsing President Obama.
Click here to read the TCU letter endorsing President Obama for non-railroad properties.
Click here to view the early voting information and endorsements for Florida.