October 18, 2022 -US Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh with 1st District, Indiana Congressman Frank Mrvan visited with Members of BRC/TCU LL6295, during a tour of the Mid/End of Life Rail Car facility at the NICTD -South Shore Line Railroad in Michigan City, Indiana. The visit provided an opportunity for our members to show case
Category Archives: Carmen Division
The deadline to vote on the National Agreement ratification was 3pm EST, today. The National Agreement has been ratified by the Clerical and the Carmen membership. The new, independent electronic voting process allowed for more membership engagement than ever before seen for a National ratification. 58% of the Carmen covered by National Handling voted in
Ratification is now underway for all Carmen and clerical members working under the National Freight Agreement. Members should have already received the voting instructions and material access to all the agreement related documents. Voting will continue through September 14 at 3:00 pm EST. Following the recommendations of PEB 250, TCU/IAM and the Brotherhood of Railway
Today, TCU/IAM reached a Tentative Agreement with the National Carrier’s Conference Committee (NCCC). This Agreement will now go out for ratification by the members. The Tentative Agreement secures all of the recommendations of PEB 250. Under the terms of this Agreement, employees will receive the highest General Wage Increases ever achieved through National Bargaining –
TCU/IAM, Brotherhood of Railway Carmen and the Machinist from the IAM Rail Division met last week to begin the process for reaching a Tentative Agreement with the NCCC. PEB 250 provided the framework for us to reach an agreement with record high wage increases without sacrificing any of the great benefits of our insurance plans.
TCU has reached an agreement on TTX, increasing hourly wages. This agreement will benefit over 1,200 TCU members. The new agreement will increase the base rate on October 1, 2022 by $3.25 and will provide an extra $6,760.00 additional income for the full rate employees per year based on straight-time hours only. This agreement will
The hearings for PEB 250 wrapped up yesterday and we expect to receive the PEB recommendation in the coming weeks. In my previous update on Sunday I shared a link to both the Organization and Carrier proposals that were being presented to the PEB. The Unions, together with our economist, attorneys and other expert
The TCU Convention kicked off on July 19th and ended on July 21st. With the Carmen Division Convention happening on July 18th. The 36th Regular TCU/IAM Convention began with pomp and solidarity as Lodge 1351 member, Brooke Jameson sang the national anthem. The theme of “Members Strong” took shape all around the Convention hall as
At this week’s 2022 IAM Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, union leaders from TCU, the Carmen Division, and IAM District Lodge 19 amplified our members’ voices by meeting with various elected officials from across the federal government. Our railroaders spoke at length with leaders from the Federal Railroad Administration, the Surface Transportation Board, and Congress.
National Mediation Board Releases IAM, TCU/IAM, BRC and All Rail Unions From Stalled Negotiations with Rail Carriers
After more than two years of fruitless negotiations with the various class 1 railroads and after three weeks of in-person meetings in Washington, DC, the National Mediation Board has offered arbitration to rail unions, including the IAM, Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM) and TCU/IAM Brotherhood Railway Carmen Division (BRC) members. All unions in our coalition plan