In a letter to Kenneth Gradia, Chairman of the National Carriers Conference Committee (NCCC), the Cooperating Railway Labor Organizations (CRLO) Chairman Bob Scardelletti asked for the matter of spousal benefits for same-sex married couples to be immediately addressed.
In the letter Scardelletti states, “On behalf of the Cooperating Railway Labor Organizations (“CRLO”), I am writing to request that the Joint Plan Committee (“JPC”), consisting of both the CRLO and the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (“NCCC”), immediately address the matter of extending spousal benefits under the National Health and Welfare Plan to same-sex married couples. Rail labor firmly believes that all families deserve equal treatment under the benefit plans, which we co-sponsor. To this end, all changes to existing plan documents and policy statements necessary to extend equal treatment should be executed by the JPC as expeditiously as possible.”
Click here to read the full letter from the CRLO.