A Letter to TCU Membership from National President Maratea

In a recent letter to the TCU membership, National President Maratea lays out the changes he has implemented and the work plans he sees ahead of this Union. In the letter:

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

As you may already know, the TCU/IAM Executive Council unanimously elected me to succeed Robert Scardelletti as National President of this great Union for the remainder of his term. After almost thirty years of exceptional Leadership by President Scardelletti, to say I have big shoes to fill is an understatement.

I am humbled and honored to have assumed that role as of August 1, 2020. I am also fired up and ready to get the work done.

I know that the times ahead may be among the most challenging that working people and Labor have faced. Even before the onset of the COVID crisis, the freight railroads’ bottom line first, employee last philosophy resulted in thousands of job reductions, hitting all of the crafts we represent. The COVID crisis intensified that trend, spreading the pain to our members on Amtrak and the commuters, and to Disney as well.

While many things in the future may seem uncertain, the vision I have for this Union is clear. I see a strong, energized, revitalized and united force – always putting our members first. I intend to face all challenges head on and will do whatever it takes to make sure TCU/IAM remains strong while continuing our record of excellent representation. I am taking a hard look at everything this Union does to make sure that we do it in the most efficient, cost effective, and member-focused way possible.

Click here to read the full letter from President Maratea.

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