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  • Carmen Division , TCU March 13, 2019

    UPDATE: FRA Denies KCS’s Petition to Perform Mechanical Inspections in Mexico

    This is a follow up to the October 19th article regarding the Kansas City Southern Railway Company’s (KCS) petition to allow Class III air brake tests currently required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to be performed at the U.S. / Mexican border by American inspectors to be instead performed by Kansas City Southern de

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  • Carmen Division , TCU January 14, 2019

    New Officers Sworn in at TCU Carmen Local 6011

    On January 8, 2019, Carman’s Division Assistant General President, Donald Grissom, prepares to swear in the newly elected officers for T6011 (TTX) at their regular Union meeting in Tinley Park, IL.  Officers from left to right are Vice President Michael Dibenedetto, Recording Secretary Anthony Petraitis, President John Krantz, Financial Secretary Eric Berndt, Local Chairman Izaak Campos

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  • Carmen Division , TCU January 10, 2019

    CSX Petitions FRA for Relief from Brake System Safety Standards

    CSX Transportation (CSX) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations regarding the testing and inspecting of air brakes.  CSX’s waiver contains three specific requests: (1) to extend the mileage limits of the subject trains from 1000 to 1052 miles before a Class

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  • Carmen Division , TCU November 9, 2018

    TCU Carmen Division Overwhelmingly Ratified Agreement with Keolis

    The TCU Carmen Division Ratified the agreement with Keolis with 90% voting in favor. The new agreement will give TCU members a 16.5% wage increase over the course of 6 years, with full back pay. This includes TCU retirees and the beneficiaries of members who have passed away during the moratorium. “It was a two

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  • Carmen Division , TCU October 19, 2018

    Follow Up – KCS Petitions FRA to Perform Mechanical Inspections in Mexico

    In a recent article on the TCU website it was reported that a group of bipartisan congressman wrote to DOT Secretary Chao concerning Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) petition for waiver to allow Mexican crews to preform Class III inspections on the Mexican side of the border instead of the inspections being performed by US inspectors

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