Memorial Day 2016

Fri. May 27, 2016
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“TCU salutes everyone in the armed forces and we honor those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom”
~ Bob Scardelletti

Health & Welfare Cost‐Sharing Employee Contributions – National Agreement

Mon. May 16, 2016

Effective July 1, 2016, the employee contribution will be subject to the formula set out in the National Agreement for cost sharing, which provides that “employee cost‐sharing contributions shall be adjusted so as to equal the lesser of 15% of the carriers’ monthly rate for 2016 or $230”. Pursuant to the formula shown on the attached, effective July 1, 2016, the employee cost‐sharing contribution shall be adjusted to $228.89 per month.

2016 Fringe Benefits

Sun. May 15, 2016

What is my Union Contract Worth

Click here to view what a TCU contract is worth to a 30 year member retiring today.

Cost of Wages & Fringe Benefits as of Jan 2016:



TCU Joins with IAM and the TTD in Protest to Obama Administration: Deny NAI

Thu. May 12, 2016

TCU joins with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO (TTD) in protest of the recent Department of Transportation (DOT) decision that could grant Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign air carrier permit and access to the U.S. aviation market. The protest will take place from noon to 1:00 PM with hundreds of other AFL-CIO affiliated airline workers in front of the White House.

TCU Members Lobby Congress

Wed. May 11, 2016

As part of the Machinists Legislative Conference, TCU leaders and representatives went to the Hill to lobby Congress on issues facing our membership. TCU leaders urged Congress to fully fund Amtrak, provide adequate funding to the National Mediation Board (NMB), and to allow the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) to modernize their services for beneficiaries.

Action Needed! Support Detroit Public Schools, Teachers and Students

Mon. May 09, 2016

Once again, public education is under assault from far-right, anti-union forces. Once again, union members across sectors must stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters to not only protect and defend their livlihood, but to ensure that a quality education is available to the children of Detroit, MI.

TCU/IAM Carmen Division Files Comment Requesting that FRA Deny the AAR’s Petition for Waiver to Discontinue Brake Tests on Trains in the Powder River Basin

Fri. May 06, 2016

“This is the third time the railroads have attempted to remove the requirement for these inspections,” said Carmen General President Rich Johnson. “Comprehensive hands-on brake inspections such as the Class I and Class IA brake tests continue to increase safety in the railroad industry and The Carmen Division will do whatever it takes so that their use continues.”