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TCU & BRC MEMBERS PART OF NORFOLK TERMINAL SAFETY COMMITTEE HOLD THEIR FIRST THANKSGIVING CHARITY DRIVE TO SUPPORT VETERAN FAMILIES

On November 20, 2023, the Norfolk Terminal Safety Committee held its first Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation (VBCDC) Thanksgiving Charity Drive to support the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. TCU Lodge 500 Local Chairman and Unit 96 Division Chairman William “Scooter” Stocks Jr. spearheaded this charity drive. The delivery was assisted by BRC

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BIG WIN – DRUMMAC EMPLOYEES IN LORTON, VA VOTE ‘YES’ TO JOIN TCU/IAM

On Wednesday, November 15th, a group of Drummac employees who work on the Amtrak Auto Train Property in Lorton, VA, voted to be represented by TCU/IAM with a margin of over 75%. Drummac employees initially reached out to TCU/IAM National Representative Mitch Canter after seeing recent contracts TCU/IAM won on Amtrak first-hand. These workers are looking

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TCU/IAM NATIONAL SECRETARY-TREASURER (NST) STAN BOYD ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AND NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT GREG KOCIALSKI ELECTED NEW NST

  TCU/IAM National Secretary-Treasurer Stan Boyd announced his retirement effective May 1, 2024.  Brother Boyd will enter retirement with forty-four (44) years as a TCU/IAM member serving in a variety of different positions at both the Local and National levels.  He has served as National Secretary-Treasurer since December 1, 2016.     “NST Boyd has served the members

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ELECTION DAY 2023

Tomorrow, November 7th, is Election Day! We believe that you should be the one who chooses the elected officials who will represent your community and fight for working people and families. Remember to vote today (if you haven’t already cast your ballot early). “Voting union at the ballot box gives you power at the bargaining

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National Freight Health and Welfare Plan Monthly Cost will Remain Unchanged for 2024

Today, the Cooperating Railway Labor Organizations (CRLO) met with the National Carrier’s Conference Committee (NCCC) to review rate recommendations by United Healthcare.  The monthly contribution rate for our members covered under the National Freight Health and Welfare Plan will remain unchanged throughout 2024. It will remain at the current 15% or $309.21.   “Keeping the

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Ratification Underway for Amtrak ASWC On-Board Members

The ratification process for members working under the ASWC Agreement on Amtrak has begun and will continue through November 10th.   “This TA provides significant wage increases, protects our great healthcare with no increased monthly cost, provides additional paid time off, and secures much-needed work rule improvements.  This is a great agreement, and I am

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