Congress Punts on Surface Transportation Bill

Thu. July 30, 2015

As Congress heads home for the month of August they are again “kicking the can” – this time on the Surface Transportation (“Highway”) bill. While the Senate passed its version of the bill, the House of Representatives has refused to bring up the legislation before going on vacation. Now, instead of passing a 6-year authorization (with 3-year funding), the two chambers have voted to extend current funding levels for three months – hoping to give themselves time to come to an agreement on a long-term bill....

TCU Carmen Division Reaches Agreement for Soo Line Railroad Employees

Wed. July 29, 2015

TCU Carmen Division Opposes UP Petition to Increase Extended Haul Limits

Fri. July 24, 2015

IAM Releases Statement on PEB at New Jersey Transit Negotiations

Thu. July 23, 2015

“The appointment of this PEB is a major step in ensuring that our members achieve a fair agreement,” said District 19 General Chairman Gary Naylor. “I am confident that our case for a settlement patterned after the other commuter railroads in the Northeast is stronger than NJT’s case for a concessionary contract.”

President Obama Appoints Presidential Emergency Board on New Jersey Transit

Fri. July 17, 2015

President Obama has appointed Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) 248 to make recommendations to settle the outstanding contract negotiations between the eleven unions in the New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition, including TCU, and New Jersey Transit commuter railroad.

In an unprecedented show of unity and solidarity, every union on New Jersey Transit has joined together in the Coalition. The eleven unions represent 17 different crafts and classes and more than 4,000 workers on the commuter railroad. TCU Carmen, Clerks and Supervisors are all represented. TCU Special Assistant to the President Joel Parker was chosen by the Coalition to serve as bargaining spokesman, and will testify at the PEB.


Fri. July 17, 2015

RRB Releases - Unemployment and Sickness Benefits for Railroad Employees

Fri. July 17, 2015

The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, which provides two kinds of benefits for qualified railroaders: unemployment benefits for those who become unemployed but are ready, willing and able to work; and sickness benefits for those who are unable to work because of sickness or injury.