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/IAM Local Lodge 2508 member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Alexandra Villarreal, founded a Women’s Committee specifically for On-Board Amtrak workers in the LA area and is giving back to the community. “I wanted to create a Women’s Committee because there’s never been anything like it [locally] in my 24 years of service.
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
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. 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.
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
TCU & BRC MEMBERS PART OF NORFOLK TERMINAL SAFETY COMMITTEE HOLD THEIR FIRST THANKSGIVING CHARITY DRIVE TO SUPPORT VETERAN FAMILIES
On November 20, 2023, the Norfolk Terminal Safety Committee held its first Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation (VBCDC) Thanksgiving Charity Drive to support the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. TCU Lodge 500 Local Chairman and Unit 96 Division Chairman William “Scooter” Stocks Jr. spearheaded this charity drive. The delivery was assisted by BRC
On Wednesday, November 15th, a group of Drummac employees who work on the Amtrak Auto Train Property in Lorton, VA, voted to be represented by TCU/IAM with a margin of over 75%. Drummac employees initially reached out to TCU/IAM National Representative Mitch Canter after seeing recent contracts TCU/IAM won on Amtrak first-hand. These workers are looking