Union Plus Programs for TCU Members

TCU fully supports the programs available for 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 Hits-The-Road, Meeting with Clerks and Carmen on Amtrak, BNSF, TTX, Indiana Harbor Belt and South Shore Freight

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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2024 Fringe Benefits

Cost of Wages and Fringe Benefits as of January 2024 for Carmen and Clerks.

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TCU Backs International President Brian Bryant’s Letter to POTUS

On July 12, 2024, International President Brian Bryant sent a letter to President Joe Biden showing support and urging President Biden to ‘remain strong and stay in the presidential race.’  TCU fully supports IP Bryant and the Machinists Union. National President Artie Maratea said, ” TCU supports those who support us, and nobody has supported

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Legislative Alert: House Republicans Propose Steep Cuts to RRB

The House Republicans have proposed a -$24 million (20%) cut to the Railroad Retirement Board’s (RRB) budget for FY2025.  This would be cataclysmic for the agency, which is already dealing with severe funding issues. For reference, the RRB Board Members requested a budget of $172 million for this year in order to meet mission critical

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Survey Results for National Bargaining 

TCU recently concluded our survey process for all Clerical members in National Bargaining.  National Bargaining surveys are distributed to respective Local Chairs who have members covered under the National Agreement.  Surveys are then completed based on membership feedback prioritizing membership concerns.  Members indicated a strong desire to have a contract without years of delay. Additional

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TCU National President Artie Maratea’s statement on the Norfolk Southern Shareholder Vote

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2024 – TCU/IAM’s President Artie Maratea released the following statement: “On behalf of our members at Norfolk Southern (NS), I want to thank the shareholders for largely seeing through Ancora’s false promises and for supporting Alan Shaw as CEO. Since East Palestine, Mr. Shaw has been willing to come to the table

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Rail Unions’ statement on Ancora

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2024 – Rail Unions released a statement warning that Ancora’s proposed strategy for Norfolk Southern will jeopardize the safety and service improvements at Norfolk Southern:   “Despite recent developments, the vast majority of rail unions would like to reiterate our views on the director candidates and operational changes that Ancora Catalyst Institutional, LP (“Ancora”) has proposed

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TCU & BRC LEADERSHIP ATTEND BRIGHTLINE WEST GROUNDBREAKING IN LAS VEGAS

  TCU/IAM National President Artie Maratea and Carmen Division General President Don Grissom attended the historic groundbreaking of America’s first high-speed rail line in Las Vegas, NV, on Monday, April 22.   NP Maratea and Carmen Division GP Grissom were joined by Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and other rail labor leaders. Brightline West

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