TCU Supports House Bill to Extend PTC Deadline

Wed. September 30, 2015

The Transportation Communications Union/IAM applauds the bipartisan efforts of House Transportation & Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-IL) and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) in introducing an extension of the deadline to install Positive Train Control (PTC) on our nation’s railways. Their proposed legislation contrasts with the Senate’s proposal by including reporting requirements and an enforceable deadline as part of a three-year extension.

New Jersey Transit Labor Coalition Releases Summary of Presidential Emergency Board Recommendations

Sat. September 26, 2015

The New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition issued a summary of the Report to the President by Emergency Board No. 248.

2016 IAM Scholarship Competition Application Announced

Fri. September 25, 2015

Retired IAM GST Roach to Lead the Alliance for Retired Americans

Fri. September 25, 2015

RRB Releases - Private Rail Pension May Reduce Supplemental Annuities

Fri. September 25, 2015

Extend the PTC Deadline

Fri. September 18, 2015

In the aftermath of recent incidents on our nation’s railways - including the deadly derailment of the Amtrak Northeast Regional outside Philadelphia - lawmakers and the general public have been pushing for increased safety. Front-and-center in this debate has been the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems to our nation’s railroads.

TCU Opposes Weight Limit Increases for Trucks

Mon. September 14, 2015

On September 14, National President Bob Scardelletti wrote a letter to all members of the House of Representatives opposing any increase in weight limitations for trucks. An increase would unfairly and unnecessarily threaten the freight railroad industry and our members who help run the nation's most efficient, cost-effective, and greenest mode of transportation...