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The SMART Transportation Division is pushing for new legislation to ensure that freight trains are operated by two-person crews, including a certified conductor and a certifief engineer. TCU/IAM supports this legislation (H.R. 1763, the Safe Freight Act) introduced by long-time defender and supporter of railroads and rail labor, Rep. Don Young (R-AK).
You can tell your Member of Congress to cosponsor this legislation by clicking HERE.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently released their second 'State of the Industry' report, which includes new research from Towson University's Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI). For the first time ever, there is data available that quantifies the economic impact that railroads have on the American economy and the American landscape. The new data clearly shows that the robust and diverse American economy that we enjoy would be stifled without the ample access to global markets that our world-class railroads provide.
Nominated by President Barack Obama, Ms. Puchala was confirmed as Member of the National Mediation Board by the United States Senate on May 21, 2009. She was sworn in on May 26, 2009, completing the term of her predecessor as Chairman through June 30, 2009. In August 2013, Ms. Puchala was again confirmed by the United States Senate after being nominated by President Obama. Ms. Puchala served as Chairman from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 and from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
The Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program is available to qualified members who are Union Plus credit cardholders, participate in the Union Plus Auto Insurance program or have a Union Plus Home Mortgage and who reside in one of the following FEMA designated West Virginia counties: Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster.
The program provides for one-time cash grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 to eligible undergraduates and graduates attending a U.S. accredited university, college or community college, or a recognized trade or technical school.
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Cost of Wages & Fringe Benefits as of Jan 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.