RRB Disibility Training

05-11-2018 – District 19 Trains RRB Disibility Examiners Railroad Retirement Board Disability Examiner Training  Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Labor Member of the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) requested District Lodge 19 to develop a Power Point Presentation of the work and tasks that Railroad Machinists do in the performance of their duties. This was an effort to…

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Members are the Union!

 Union members need to realize across ALL crafts, that “We are the Union” and not our leaders. Those men and women were elected to represent our best interest. When the membership feels that the leadership has failed, then by all means, we must take action. Appalachian Union members are taking action on their own. The strike…

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Latest National Agreement Proposal

Gentlemen,   Please find attached a copy of the latest proposal that the carrier’s gave to our coalition. This is not something that we intend to put out for ratification. It is just to show you where we’re at in negotiations at this point. I see there is a long way to go. Further updates…

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NATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE: Dec. 2016

National negotiations between the freight railroads in national negotiations and the IAM Coalition remain stalled, hostage to the carriers’ unremitting demands for major concessionary changes to the healthcare plan. Negotiations began in January of 2015.  IAM invoked mediation in October 2015.  The parties have met regularly since then under the auspices of the National Mediation…

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CSX’s updated vacation and holiday benefits.

Something that may be useful for negotiations coming soon.    CSX has updated its vacation, holiday and parental leave benefits for management employees with more vacation days, more holiday flexibility, a new option to purchase additional vacation time and more time off for new parents. “These exciting upgrades are part of our efforts to enhance…

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2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup “Tribute to Labor” Event

  Join the IAM and dozens of other labor unions in participating in the 2016 “Tribute to Labor” race day at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL on September 18, 2016. The one-day event, held each year in honor of labor unions, will be a part of the kick-off race in the Chase for the…

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