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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2023 Grievance Handling Update

Since June of 2022, TCU/IAM members received over 1.7 million dollars as a direct result of grievance settlements on the property and/or arbitration awards.

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TCU Unit 167 Congratulates Tom Suozzi on Special Election Victory

The Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM) congratulates Congressman-elect Tom Suozzi on winning the special election for New York’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday, February 13th. A longtime supporter of rail labor, Tom Suozzi has specifically supported TCU Unit 167 members throughout his career. TCU Unit 167 represents various crafts at Long Island Railroad (LIRR), Metro North,

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TCU endorses Rep. Tom Suozzi for NY-03, longtime ally of LIRR workers

Transportation Communications Union National President Arthur Maratea formally endorsed former Representative Tom Suozzi for the open seat in New York’s 3rd Congressional District. The special election will be held on February 13th, 2024. In the letter, President Maratea referenced former Rep. Suozzi’s prior support of TCU members on Long Island Railroad, specifically the former Congressman’s efforts

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TCU’S FIERCE PARTICIPATES IN ‘ADOPT A FAMILY’ DURING THE 2023 HOLIDAY SEASON

TCU’s FIERCE (Female Initiative for Education, Real Change and Equality) Committee members and National Representative and Education Committeeperson Katrina Coleman participated in ‘Adopt A Family’ in the Philadelphia area this holiday season. Committee members collected gifts such as clothing, toys, and other items to make the family’s holiday memorable and bright, and NR Coleman hand-delivered

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TCU/IAM mourns the passing of Seafarers International Union (SIU) Emeritus President Michael Sacco

TCU/IAM mourns the passing of Seafarers International Union (SIU) Emeritus President Michael Sacco. Mike was the longest-serving president in SIU history, having led the organization from 1988 until his retirement in February 2023 (a period spanning nearly 35 years). “Mike Sacco was larger than life. He was known and respected throughout the entire labor movement.

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TCU, BRC leaders present at FRA Rail Share Conference

Last week, TCU and Carmen Division leaders attended the Federal Railroad Administration’s 2nd annual Rail Share Conference in Kansas City to engage directly with industry and government leaders on rail safety issues.   Speaking to a packed audience of FRA officials and Class 1 railroad managers and executives, TCU National Legislative Director Dave Arouca led

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Retired TCU/IAM National Vice President and Special Assistant to the National President Joel Parker to Retire from NRRIT

  Retired TCU/IAM National Vice President and Special Assistant to the President, Joel Parker, recently announced his retirement from the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust (NRRIT). NRRIT was established as part of the Railroad Retirement and Survivors Improvement Act of 2001, which allowed Railroad Employees to retire at age sixty (60) with thirty (30) years

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