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  • Carmen Division , TCU May 18, 2018

    FRA Requests Information on Automation in the Railroad Industry

    In March 2018, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a notice in the Federal Register wherein the agency requested comments from the public regarding railroad automation, and how this technology may impact the railroad industry going forward. This request encompassed the entirety of the railroad industry, and sought input on the impacts of automation on

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  • Carmen Division , TCU March 8, 2018

    AAR Petitions FRA to Increase Off-Air Time to 24 Hours

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR), on behalf of itself and its member railroads, recently petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from Federal railroad safety regulations which require brake tests to be performed on a train when it has been off-air for four hours. AAR specifically requests that the four-hour

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  • Carmen Division , Contracts & Union Resources , TCU October 7, 2017

    Tentative National Agreement Reached by the CBG

    A tentative National Agreement has been reached by the six Rail Unions who comprise the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG). These six Unions are now in the process of submitting the Tentative Agreement to the specific ratification process of each Union. This is a major development in a long and contentious bargaining round with the industry.

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  • Carmen Division , TCU June 16, 2017

    TCU/IAM Local 6069 Ratified New Agreement with Transco

    Members from TCU/IAM Local Lodge 6069 located in Oelwein, IA working at Transco shop ratified a tentative agreement on June 9, 2017.  This was 30 hours prior to an authorized strike sanction from International President, Robert Martinez and National President, Robert Scardelletti.   The original tentative agreement was voted down on April 5, 2017, by

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  • Carmen Division July 15, 2016

    Tampa and Winston Consolidation

    On June 17, 2016, TCU Carmen Division General Vice President, Donald Grissom, presented to the members at Tampa and Winston, FL, the Consolidation Agreement when CSX consolidated these 2 locations.  All active members will receive up to 5 years of protection at 100% of their TPA if continuing in service.  Any member who was furloughed will received

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