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  • Rail Division June 5, 2023

    IAM District 19 Members Ratify Contract with Amtrak

    WASHINGTON, June 5, 2023 – Approximately 550 IAM District 19 Members at Amtrak ratified a new contract after a year and a half of successful negotiations. The seven-year agreement includes significant pay raises, improved benefits, 10 weeks of parental leave, and increased paid leave. The improvements include a 30% wage increase over the life of the contract, which compounded

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  • News , Rail Division June 4, 2023

    IAM District 19 Membership Ratifies Contract with Amtrak

    Dear IAM District 19 Members,  I am pleased to notify the membership of District 19 that we have ratified the Agreement with National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) after a year and half of successful negotiations.  I would like to thank all who participated in the union’s democratic process and congratulate you on your dedication to

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  • Rail Division June 2, 2023

    IAM District 19, Local Lodge 498 Members Meet with Reps. Schakowsky and Garcia in Support of REEF Act

    APDGC Andrew Sandberg, GC Heath Jacobs, L.L.498 President Shaun O’Connor, and Local Chairman Dave May recently met with U.S. Reps. Chuy Garcia (D-IL) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). The discussion focused on H.R. 2785, the REEF Act, which would permanently exempt payments made by the RUIA from being subject to the current 5.7% reduction. The bipartisan

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  • iMail , News , Rail Division May 25, 2023

    IAM Rallies for Legislation to Support Working Families, Rail Workers

    The IAM recently showed support on Capitol Hill for bills ensuring families have paid leave when they or their family members get sick. IAM reps then hit the halls of Congress for Rail Safety Day, advocating support for the Railroad Employee Equity and Fairness (REEF) Act and the Railway Safety Act of 2023. IAM Assistant

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  • Politics & Legislation , Rail Division May 23, 2023

    IAM Union Urges Passage of Railway Safety Act

    WASHINGTON, May 23, 2023 – IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. wrote a letter to members of the U.S. Senate urging support for the Bipartisan Railway Safety Act as amended and passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee. The letter supports the legislation that would improve freight rail safety in the U.S. The IAM believes this common-sense legislation will create several

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