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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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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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Railroad Retirement Board Pre- Retirement Seminars April through June 2024

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (the Board) has announced in-person Pre-Retirement Seminars. Union officials, auxiliary members, and their spouses are welcome to attend, as well as rail employees and spouses within 5 years of retirement. Find below a schedule of the upcoming Pre-Retirement Seminars to be held by the Board during the period of April

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TCU allies secure key positions on STB Passenger Rail Committee

TCU-supported nominees were appointed to the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Passenger Rail Advisory Committee (PRAC) on Thursday, March 28th.  STB announced the PRAC in November 2023 to provide guidance and make recommendations to the Board on passenger rail issues across the country. The Committee’s goals are to improve efficiency on passenger rail routes, reduce disputes

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Celebrating big wins on the court in Arkansas

TCU/IAM’s Local Lodge 6114 Local Chairman John Dancer’s son, Will Dancer, has recently had some huge accomplishments on the basketball court. On February 10, 2024, Will Dancer and his team won the 2024 Home School League Arkansas State Championship 16u Division. In addition to winning the Championship, Will was selected for the State All-Star Team.

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