Category Archives: Press Releases

Artist's rendition of new Long Island Railroad terminal at Grand Central Station - part of the East Side Access project.

TCU Exposes Cuomo’s Costly Anti-Worker Measures at MTA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, March 3, 2021 – At a time when the Cuomo administration is stealing millions from the MTA and refusing to honor negotiated contracts, the governor is also creating an environment that wastes money while outsourcing union jobs. Cuomo’s creation of the “Transformation Team” was really an attempt by him to

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September 30th – Workers to Rally, Call on Congress to Save Jobs, Fund Amtrak

Absent Emergency Funding, Amtrak Plans to Furlough 2,000 Employees and make Substantial Service Cuts WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 28, 2020) —Transportation Communications Union/IAM and the members it represents will rally in four major U.S. cities on Sept. 30th – to urge members of Congress to provide Amtrak emergency funding and protest looming job cuts. More than

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United Rail Unions Sue to Block Carriers from Modifying Healthcare Benefits Without Bargaining

Washington, DC, August 7 — On August 5, 2020, 12 rail unions whose members and their families are covered by the NRC/UTU Plan and the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan, filed suit against the nation’s Class I railroad carriers in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The suit asks the

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Bob Scardelletti Retires with 29 Years as President of TCU and 53 Years of Membership

July 31, 2020, marks the retirement of TCU/IAM National President and Labor Legend Robert A. Scardelletti. President Scardelletti has fought for America’s working families and the members of TCU for 29 years as National President, with more than 53 years of membership in the TCU/IAM. Bob Scardelletti began his rail career as a Yard Clerk

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Changes in TCU Executive Council and Legislative Department

William DeCarlo- Vice President and National Legislative Director William DeCarlo was elected by the TCU Executive Council to take the position of Vice-President and National Legislative Director effective Jan 1, 2020. “Billy” started his career as Station Cleaner on Long Island Rail Road in 1978.He worked as a Travel Info Clerk, Ticket Clerk, Ticket Agent/Block

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TCU-IAM Leader Urges House Members to Hold Amtrak Accountable on Systematic Campaign of Union Busting

WASHINGTON DC, Nov. 13, 2019 – Jack Dinsdale, National Vice President for the Transportation Communications Union (TCU-IAM) today testified before a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee. Dinsdale, a longtime Amtrak worker, detailed a changing culture with the nation’s passenger rail corporation that today includes workers living “in fear for their livelihood and careers.” “Under its

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FreightCar America sends Carmen jobs to Mexico

For immediate release  |  Contact: Kevin Gifford, TCU Communications Director, 301-840-8741, giffordk@tcunion.org On September 19th, FreightCar America [“FCA”], a manufacturer of freight rail car rolling stock, announced their intentions to begin manufacturing operations in Castanos, Mexico. In a joint venture with Fasemex, a Mexican manufacturing and servicing company, FCA will begin operations by mid-2020. This

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