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  • TCU November 14, 2008

    Union-Made in the USA for 2008–

    The holidays aren’t far off and shopping has already begun for many of us.  This year the perfect gift for the TCU member (and family) is easy to find and easy to buy.  Just click here to see TCU’s great selection!   For more easy to find Union-Made in the USA gift items, check what the AFL-CIO

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  • TCU November 7, 2008

    Yes, We Did–Barack Obama Elected President

    Union voters played a key role in the historic victory November 4 of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden.   “TCU members joined millions of others who last night voted for change,” observes International President Bob Scardelletti. “To paraphrase Barack Obama, our votes won for democracy, liberty, opportunity and hope.  After eight years of

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  • TCU October 10, 2008

    Comprehensive Rail Safety and Amtrak Funding Authorization Legislation Wins Senate Approval, Bill Now Awaits Presidential Signature

    By a vote of 74-24, the Senate on Wednesday, October 1, passed the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and its companion bill, the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008.  The legislation tightens rail safety protection and authorizes $13.1 billion for Amtrak over five years. Sen. Barack Obama voted yes.  Sen. John McCain

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  • TCU October 3, 2008

    Labor and RRB Respond to Investigation at the Long Island Rail Road

    A group of unions including TCU issued a press release September 25, 2008 regarding the “many misleading articles recently from various news sources that have badly mischaracterized the railroad retirement occupational disability program and the railroad retirement system itself” in an  investigation at the Long Island Rail Road.  Also releasing a statement is V. M. Speakman, Jr., labor member of the Railroad Retirement Board. 

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  • TCU September 18, 2008

    Pullman Porters Feature Included in GMA’s Whistle-Stop Coverage

    Among several highlights of the Good Morning America Whistle-Stop Tour this week was a piece on the Pullman Porters.  Unfortunately it barely notes the organization of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (and never names the union) and somehow fails to mention A. Philip Randolph, champion BSCP founder and civil rights leader.  Nonethess, the show

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