Category Archives: Local News

One Nation Rally 10-2-10

The Machinists Union is now an organizational sponsor of ONE NATION WORKING TOGETHER. A host of major civil rights, religious, labor and environmental organizations are working together to pull off the largest jobs rally in Washington, DC in decades. And there will be local events held in communities all across the country. It all happens

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Department of Labor Judge Awards $160,000 to TCU Amtrak Member in Historic Injury Retaliation Case

TCU member Nicole Anderson has been awarded substantial damages by a Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge, who found that Amtrak retaliated against her after she filed an injury report. In a decision that is considered the first under the 2007 amendment to the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA), the judge awarded Anderson: •    $2,666.67

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TCU Members Attend Collective Bargaining Program at IAM Winpisinger Center

A seminar on collective bargaining was held February 14 – 19, at the IAM Winpisinger Center. The class covered many topics in collective bargaining: Research for Negotiations Proposal Presentation Pension and Healthcare Issues Pension Bargaining Legal Issues Committee Negotiating Contract Drafting and Closing The seminar was attended by TCU Local 6132 Chairman Harold Holsinger, Local

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New TCU Local 961 Established in Memphis TN

In a recent meeting of newly established Local 961the following officers were installed into office: Rick Blackburn – Local Chairman Connie Koechner – Fin. Sec/ Treas Pat Crawford – Vice Pres Sara Hoskin – Recording Sec Claudette Bridges – President Pictured are the officers above from left to right and International Representative Tom Truhler.

TCU/ARASA Wins Historic Award

TCU/ARASA Amtrak On-Board Supervisors recently won a historic victory, when Arbitrator Edwin Benn ruled that Amtrak violated their collective bargaining agreement by creating management jobs to perform the work of abolished ARASA On-Board Chief positions. As a result of the award, the Carrier returned the disputed work to ARASA and created 19 new ARASA positions

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