Union Plus Programs for TCU Members

TCU fully supports the programs available active and retired TCU members and their families. With the money savings programs available, in some situations the benefits can offset paid union dues.

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

President Maratea said: “I am pleased to meet the members working on the job, I am so proud of the work they do every day. It is critical for me to see for myself what our members do and what they deal with on the property.”

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2020 Grievance Handling Report

TCU/IAM members received over 1 million dollars in 2020 as a direct result of grievance settlements on the property and/or arbitration awards. In addition 45 members were returned to work after having been improperly terminated or dismissed from service.

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TCU Leadership Training

New Assistant International Rep Starts Building Skills at Week-long Briefwriter’s Seminar   Dave Cullinan, the newly-appointed Assistant International Representative for Unit 46, spent the week of July 13 at TCU headquarters in Rockville honing his skills in membership representation. Seen above in the center, he studied with Industry Relations Executive Director Debbie Horrell and IR Director Darwin Kubasiewicz.

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Kentucky River Decision Does Not Affect Membership of TCU Supervisors

Kentucky River Decision Does Not Affect Membership of TCU Supervisors On October 3, the National Labor Relations Board issued a potentially devastating ruling regarding a number of separate cases in the health care field which are collectively referred to as ‘Kentucky River’ or ‘the Kentucky River decision.’  The decision broadly reclassifies as ‘supervisors’ thousands of

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Beware: Quest Diagnostics No Longer in UnitedHealthcare Network Effective January 2007

UnitedHealthcare has announced that effective this January 1 (January 31 for the State of Washington), Quest Diagnostics will no longer be a network provider of laboratory services. This will apply to all participants whose health care benefits are administered by UnitedHealthcare, whether under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan (Group Policy GA-23000) or

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Don’t Miss Out on Supplemental Sickness Benefit Administered by Aetna (formerly Broadspire)

In a letter dated August 2, 2006, Carmen Division President Rich Johnson has an update re supplemental sickness benefit requirements  described below, particularly regarding the 20 day filing limit (from the onset of disability).  The issue has been added as an amendment to Section Six notices for negotiations.  (Also see FAQ developed by Aetna to help answer Carmen

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