Category Archives: Press Releases

TCU National President Artie Maratea’s statement on the Norfolk Southern Shareholder Vote

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2024 – TCU/IAM’s President Artie Maratea released the following statement: “On behalf of our members at Norfolk Southern (NS), I want to thank the shareholders for largely seeing through Ancora’s false promises and for supporting Alan Shaw as CEO. Since East Palestine, Mr. Shaw has been willing to come to the table

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Rail Unions’ statement on Ancora

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2024 – Rail Unions released a statement warning that Ancora’s proposed strategy for Norfolk Southern will jeopardize the safety and service improvements at Norfolk Southern:   “Despite recent developments, the vast majority of rail unions would like to reiterate our views on the director candidates and operational changes that Ancora Catalyst Institutional, LP (“Ancora”) has proposed

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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

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National President Maratea Statement on Congressional Action

December 1, 2022 – Washington DC – The United States Senate voted to pass legislation to impose the terms of the recent Tentative Agreement for the remaining four (4) unions who failed to ratify their agreement.  However, the Senate did not pass the resolution to provide paid sick days to railroad workers. Today’s vote by

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TCU/IAM Reaches Tentative Agreement with NCCC

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 –

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TCU and IAM Endorse Bridget Fleming

Transportation Communications Union and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Endorse Bridget Fleming Noyac, NY — Today, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, Democratic candidate for New York’s 1st Congressional District announces the endorsement of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The announcement confirms the

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Statement of TCU National President Artie Maratea on Amtrak’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

“TCU strongly encourages all of our members – and all Americans – to get vaccinated. This virus has caused so much damage and death already, and with new variants spreading quickly, the most effective path forward is for everyone to get vaccinated. As the largest union on Amtrak, representing many different customer-facing crafts, our members

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