July 1, 2023, marks the retirement of National Vice-President and National Legislative Director William “Billy” DeCarlo. Brother DeCarlo was a tireless advocate for TCU, on the property or on-the-Hill Billy constantly worked to improve the lives of TCU members. TCU wishes him and his family all the best as he heads into retirement.

“Whether it was on the property as a Local Representative or working on Capitol Hill, Billy has spent an entire career as a tireless voice for his Union Brothers and Sisters. Our Union is better because of the contributions Billy made and we will miss him but we wish him a happy and healthy retirement,” said National President Artie Maratea. 

Brother DeCarlo was elected by the TCU Executive Council to take the position of National Vice-President and National Legislative Director effective January 1, 2020, and re-elected at the 2022 TCU Convention.

Brother Billy started his career as Station Cleaner on The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in 1978. Throughout his tenure with LIRR, he worked as a Travel Info Clerk, Ticket Clerk, Ticket Agent/Block Operator, TVM Agent, Supervising TVM Agent and retired in 2010.

He was TCU Lodge 177 Legislative Representative in 1995 and was elected Lodge President in 1999. In 2002, Brother DeCarlo was elected Local Chairman of TCU Local 177 and in 2003 he was elected as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of TCU Board 167. In 2004, Billy was elected Vice-General Chairman of Board 167 and in 2005 was elected General Secretary-Treasurer.

In 2007, he became the Assistant National Representative of TCU Unit 167 and in 2013, became the National Representative, a position he held until being elected to the National Vice-President and National Legislative Director in 2020.

Thank you for all you’ve done, Billy! Happy Retirement!