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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TCU/IAM is sad to announce the passing of retired National Vice President David L. Steele. Brother Steele was a proud TCU member, who hired out with the Southern Railroad in 1969 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He soon became involved in the union and was elected Local Chairman of Lodge 24 in 1976. In 1984 he was
TCU & Brotherhood of Railway Carmen (BRC) mourn the loss of CSX Carman Fred Anderson who was fatally injured while on duty earlier today in Walbridge, Ohio.
TCU Press Release – Sept 17, 2023 Rockville, MD – TCU & Brotherhood of Railway Carmen (BRC) mourn the loss of CSX Carman Fred Anderson who was fatally injured while on duty earlier today in Walbridge, Ohio. “These tragedies are very painful reminders that the work our members perform is dangerous and unforgiving. My deepest
IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. Announces Retirement After Historic Career, as General Vice President Brian Bryant Named Successor
After nearly eight years leading the union, two decades on the Executive Council and more than 43 years of membership, IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has announced that he will retire, effective Jan. 1, 2024. IAM Resident General Vice President Brian Bryant will succeed Martinez as the IAM’s next international president. Martinez’s historic tenure
A recent article published in Bloomberg Government By Lillianna Byington and Diego Areas Munhoz Nearly 6% cut to some railroader beneﬁts hits post-pandemic Congress faces tough path despite bipartisan support CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION Stop Cuts to Railroad Workers’ Benefits by Supporting the Railroad Employee Equity and Fairness (REEF) Act A recent cut in
TCU Carmen Division National Representative Jason Cox has negotiated an agreement to cover work boots for the Carmen on CSX. This is the first time on CSX we have an agreement to cover work boots. “I want to thank NR Cox for negotiating this agreement. This will provide our members with a good quality
On July 6th, 2005 TCU and IAM signed a historic merger agreement. The agreement brought together two of the strongest rail labor unions and created the steps that brought about the current IAM Rail Division. TCU joining the ranks of the IAM made both unions stronger and wove together the hopes and needs of a
The deadline to vote in the Amtrak Tentative Agreement ratification was 3pm EST, today. The Agreement has been ratified by the following TCU/IAM Crafts: TCU Clerical – 70% BRC Carmen & Coach Cleaners- 69% ARASA-OBS – 92% ARASA-MOE – 56% TCU continues to use our new, independent electronic voting process which allows great voter participation.
Leaders from the IAM Rail Division and Veterans Services Program recently met with members in the Chicagoland area who work at Amtrak and the Canadian National Railway Company (CN). IAM representatives walked shop floors, toured rail yards, educated Machinists about membership programs, and listened to any concerns the membership may have had.
The IAM Rail Division applauds the bipartisan vote to approve the Railway Safety Act of 2023 as amended by Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH). The legislation will now head to the Senate floor for a full vote. This bill would provide major work-life improvements for our Carmen and Machinists crafts by