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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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ASWC, TCU rallies at Chicago’s Union Station

Yesterday, union members and officials rallied in front of Chicago’s Union Station to show their opposition to Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson’s union-busting activities. The three unions leading the rally comprise the Amtrak Service Workers Council (ASWC), and include TCU/IAM, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Unite-HERE Local 23. Rally-goers were joined by Chicago-based Representatives Dan

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TCU, ASWC unions lobby Congress on Amtrak issues

Last week, officials and members from TCU/IAM, the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Unite-HERE banded together to lobby Congress on issues facing our members at Amtrak. Each union focused their meetings on Members of Congress whose districts are near Amtrak onboard service crew bases. For TCU, however, our lobbying efforts ran the full gamut of

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Recap: TCU members rally, Elected officials back workers

This week saw an extraordinary outcry from California’s congressional delegation demanding that Amtrak keep its Riverside call center open, and 500 TCU/IAM members employed. Combined, the three letters sent this week amount to 40 California members of the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the state’s two U.S. Senators – all with essentially the

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TCU Members Rally in Riverside to Save Jobs, Stop Outsourcing

TCU/IAM National Vice President Jack Dinsdale leading a rally to protest to closure and outsourcing of 500 jobs at Amtrak’s Riverside, CA call center. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Yesterday, TCU/IAM members from Amtrak’s Riverside call center rallied to save their jobs.

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Corporations abuse H-1B visa program for lay-offs, lower wages

As some TCU members might know firsthand, H-1B visas are killing American jobs. What are H-1B visas? Here’s a quick background… H-1B visas are essentially temporary work permits for foreigners. They are intended to allow U.S. companies to bring in workers from other countries if they cannot find American citizens to fill those positions. These

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Fighting Bad Trade Deals

On Monday, labor leaders, religious leaders, and Members of Congress came together to once-again denounce the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a massive trade deal currently being proposed between the U.S. and eleven other nations; and one that many are calling “NAFTA on Steroids.” TCU stood in solidarity with IAM at the Capitol

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