Obama nominates Tom Kotarac to chair Railroad Retirement Board

Thu. June 23, 2016

President Obama announced today the nomination of Thomas Kotarac to serve as Chair of the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). Mr. Kotarac has been recently working as Deputy Director of Policy for the Chicago Metroplitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Prior to that he served as a Senior Aide to Senator Dick Durbin (IL) for eight years.

Union Plus Discount AT&T Program

Fri. June 17, 2016

RRB Release - Dual Benefit Payments

Fri. June 17, 2016

AFL-CIO endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Thu. June 16, 2016

Earlier today, Hillary Clinton joined via phone to accept the endorsement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council. In her acceptance she reaffirmed her pledge to fight for working people, raise wages, invest in America, improve retirement security, and to defend the right to collectively bargain.

2016 Fringe Benefits

Sat. June 11, 2016

What is my Union Contract Worth

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

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Health & Welfare Cost‐Sharing Employee Contributions – National Agreement

Sat. June 11, 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.

TCU Carmen Division Members Building Train Cars that Fight Fires in the Northwest

Fri. June 10, 2016