May 28, 2008 —Tentative agreements were reached Friday, May 23, for Amtrak clerks, on board service workers and ARASA product line supervisors.
Ratification packets have just been mailed and should be received by involved members in the next couple of days: ballots must be received at TCU headquarters by June 27 to be counted.
“I am very pleased that we are finally able to bring this difficult bargaining round on Amtrak to a successful close,” says International President Bob Scardelletti. “These three contracts bring TCU members solid wage increases with no work rule changes, identical to those reached by all other crafts on Amtrak for the period covered. I strongly urge ratification.”
The contracts extend from January 1, 2005 through December 1, 2009. Wage increases and employee health insurance contributions are identical for this period to all the contracts previously ratified earlier this year by every other craft on Amtrak. There is full retroactivity back to the first wage increase on July 1, 2005; the retroactive pay will be paid in one 100 percent installment. There are no work rule changes.
Involved members who need further information after receiving their packets should email TCUvote@tcunion.org.
Meeting May 27 to review the terms of the newly-initialed contract with International Representative Joe Derillo were members of Amtrak Lodge 5093 in Washington, D.C. From left are Sandy Worley, William Ferguson, Justin Collins, Ginger McLeod, FST Julie Byrne, Derillo and General Chairman Larry Vollten. Click here to see photos taken at the signing of the tentative agreements.