President Donald J. Trump has appointed Erhard R. Chorlé to be the Chairman of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, Johnathan D. Bragg to be the Labor Member, and Thomas R. Jayne to be the Carrier Member. Their appointments to the three-member Board were confirmed by the Senate on January 2.
They will oversee the activities of the Chicago-based federal agency that pays nearly $12.7 billion in railroad retirement and unemployment insurance benefits to about 565,000 railroad workers and their families. Two members of the Board are appointed to represent the interests of railroad labor and railroad employers, respectively, while the Chairman is appointed to represent the public interest.
Click here to to read the release from the RRB.