When elected as National President of TCU/IAM, National President Maratea committed to revitalizing the organizing efforts of our Union. He realized one of the ways to combat job cuts and to stay ahead of the various efforts of automation was to proactively seek out new unorganized workers, especially in our industry. He created the
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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
The proposed funding levels from House Republican lawmakers would be completely devastating to railroad workers, rail safety, and railroad retirees. The bills propose to gut Amtrak and transit agencies, as well as the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), among others. “These proposed funding levels are a slap in the face to railroaders – there’s no
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
July 1, 2023, marks the retirement of National Vice-President and National Legislative Director William “Billy” DeCarlo. Brother DeCarlo was a tireless advocate for TCU, on the property or on-the-Hill Billy constantly worked to improve the lives of TCU members. TCU wishes him and his family all the best as he heads into retirement. “Whether it
Check it out here. Watch live Thursday and Friday. TCU Unit 410 National Representative Jason Cox will testify and participate on Friday, June 23rd! LIVE! TCU will post live or you can Watch it here!
Union Plus recently awarded $200,000 in scholarships to 205 students representing 41 unions, including one winner representing the Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM). This year’s group of scholarship recipients includes university, college, and trade or technical school students from 39 states and the District of Columbia. The TCU/IAM winner is Abriella Blessing Stommel of Lincoln, Nebraska.
TCU’S Unit 50 ANR Justin Johnson’s son & his project partner head to the 2023 National History Day National Contest
Our own Assistant National Representative Justin Johnson’s son Jack Savenko, and his project partner Paxton Poe have qualified for the National History Day (NHD) National Contest in College Park, MD on June 11-15, 2023 for their project which focuses on railroading. This year’s topic was “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.” Jack and Paxton