In a letter dated August 2, 2006, Carmen Division President Rich Johnson has an update re supplemental sickness benefit requirements described below, particularly regarding the 20 day filing limit (from the onset of disability). The issue has been added as an amendment to Section Six notices for negotiations. (Also see FAQ developed by Aetna to help answer Carmen
Aetna (formerly Broadspire) has developed this FAQ to help answer Carmen Division members’ questions about filing or appealing supplemental sickness benefit claims.
September 25, 1964 Agreement (Shop Crafts)
2003 Arbitrated National Freight Rail Agreement–Carmen (Also see 2003 Arbitrated National Freight Rail Agreement–Clerical)
The Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America was born on September 9, 1890, in convention at Topeka, Kansas. At that time, repairers made 10 or 15 cents an hour. There was no compensation for injury and there were no pensions and no laws protecting worker rights. The work week was usually seven days, 12 hours a