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  • Local News , TCU May 26, 2017

    Memorial Day 2017

    Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU May 25, 2017

    Trump Budget Will Cost Jobs

      President Trump released his budget proposal for FY18, and it’s devastating for TCU members.  Some highlights include: Eliminates Amtrak Long-Distance service – Trump’s budget cuts Amtrak’s overall funding in half, from $1.404 billion annually to $774 million. Trump’s budget states that “long distance trains do not serve a vital transportation purpose, and are a

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  • Job Corps Training , TCU May 23, 2017

    TCU/IAM Advanced Training Program Releases May 2017 Newsletter

    This issue highlights the excellent employment obtained by Job Corps graduates, the average wage of these job placements is $19.42/hr! Click here to view the May 2017 Advanced Training Newsletter.

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU May 15, 2017

    TCU Leaders attend Legislative Conference & Lobby Congress

      Last week (May 8-10), TCU/IAM leaders from across the country came to Washington, DC, to attend the 2017 Machinists Legislative Conference. Attendees heard from various congressional speakers including Senators Angus King (I – ME), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). They also heard from Congressmen Anthony Brown and Jamie Raskin

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  • Contracts & Union Resources , TCU May 12, 2017

    BNSF Rail Facts: What happens if mediation fails in national bargaining

    BNSF and the other large U.S. railroads began the latest bargaining round with three labor union coalitions (representing about 145,000 railroad employees) in early 2015. Now in the third year of labor negotiations, the parties have been in mediation since at least the beginning of this year. Click here to read the full release from

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