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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU October 24, 2016

    NJ Transit Under More Scrutiny

    After the tragic crash in Hoboken, NJ, the New Jersey Transit (NJT) commuter railroad has been under intense scrutiny from the general public, regulators and elected officials. A week ago, the New York Times published a long expose detailing the failures of Governor Christie’s administration in properly investing in the railroad:   …Under the Christie administration, the

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  • Member Benefits , TCU October 21, 2016

    TCU Members Impacted by the Recent Flooding in North Carolina may Qualify for Relief from Union Plus

    Members impacted by the recent flooding in North Carolina may qualify for a $500 grant through the Union Plus Disaster Relief program. Union disaster relief grants are available to eligible members who have a Union Plus Credit Card; Union Plus Auto Insurance, or a Union Plus Mortgage, and reside in the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie,

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU October 21, 2016

    Retiree Earnings Limits to Rise in 2017

    In a recent release from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB): Railroad retirement annuitants subject to earnings restrictions can earn more in 2017 without having their benefits reduced as a result of increases in earnings limits indexed to average national wage increases. Like social security benefits, some railroad retirement benefit payments are subject to deductions if

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  • Legislative Outlook , TCU October 15, 2016

    Let’s not Forget – Pence Voted Against Railroad Pensions in House

    I am addressing this to all railroad workers, retirees, widows, widowers and dependents who are covered under the Railroad Retirement Act. In 2001, on the floor of the House of Representatives, then Congressman Mike Pence, R-Ind., voted against the Railroad Retirement and Survivors Improvement Act. This was the bill that provided retirement at age 60

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  • Member Benefits , TCU October 15, 2016

    Union Plus Credit Card Sweepstakes

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Union Plus and the Union Plus Credit Card Program, Capital One has planned the American Dream Sweepstakes campaign around rewarding approximately one million cardholders or non-cardholders who belong to a participating union, such as TCU/IAM. Prizes include $500 gift cards with 12 winners every week, and one $30,000 grand

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