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  • Local News , TCU February 11, 2017

    IAM Local 41 and 313 Members on Strike at American Pulverizer

    On October 31, 2016, 21 members of IAM Local Lodges 41 and 313, of District 9, in St. Louis, Missouri went on strike against their employer American Pulverizer. The strike began when members rejected American Pulverizer’s final offer which included rolling 87% of the healthcare costs onto the members, offer minimal and inconsistent wage increases,

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  • Local News , TCU January 23, 2017

    OSHA Orders Amtrak to Reinstate and Pay $892K to Employee Discharged in Violation of Federal Railroad Safety Act

    Amtrak, retaliated against a supervisory special agent in its inspector general’s office when he raised concerns about railroad safety, fraud and abuse involving an Amtrak contractor and when he supported a fellow agent’s safety concerns during an internal investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found. In early to mid-2010,

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  • Local News , TCU December 2, 2016

    TCU Statement Supporting Korea General Strike

    In a statement letter from TCU President Bob Scardelletti: On behalf of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU/IAM), an American labor union and an International Transport Workers’ Federation affiliate, I write to express my support of the Korean unions’ general strike on November 30th, as well as their demand that you resign immediately. The right to

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  • Local News , TCU August 25, 2016

    TCU Mourns Death of Unit 86 National Representative Larry Jones

    TCU/IAM regrets to report the death of Lawrence “Larry” J. Jones, a lifetime Amtrak railroader and a pillar of strong union representation and leadership. Jones passed away on August 17, 2016. “Larry was a dedicated and caring union representative, constantly striving to make the lives of the members he represented better,” said TCU/IAM President Bob

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  • Local News April 29, 2016

    TCU Local 5101 Holds Comprehensive Training Course

    Thirty-three officers and representatives of ARASA Lodge 5101 attended a comprehensive training course on April 12-14 in Arlington, Texas.  All participants work for Union Pacific Railroad. Lodge 5101 has over 2,300 members, spread over 23 states, with 686 separate work locations. TCU/IAM Industry Relations Department staff conducted the 3-day course; Directors Allison Parker and Michele

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