Update on Vaccine Mandate

Greetings,   Please find attached a letter on the D19 Vaccine Message for the mandated Vaccine.   Also attached is a letter explaining the process in challenging an exemption that has been denied or the accommodations are unreasonable or unacceptable to the member. On the D19 Challenge Accommodations:  Any Challenge to an exemption must be filed with…

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Comparison of Benefits Under Railroad Retirement and Social Security

Employers and employees covered by the Railroad Retirement Act pay higher retirement taxes than those covered by the Social Security Act. As a result, railroad retirement benefits are higher than social security benefits, especially for “career” employees (those employees who have 30 or more years of service). The following questions and answers show the differences…

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CSX Data Security Incident

Members, The below story was published on 3-16-2021 concerning the recent data breach with company and employee information. If you have received any suspicious emails, please contact the number below and protect your personal information.    Fellow Railroaders, As communicated to you on March 2, we recently learned that a data security incident occurred due…

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New Reporting Method for COVID 19 to CSX

CSX is implementing a faster and easier-use-method for employees to report COVID-19 cases and exposures. This month, the new “Report My COVID” online tool will be accessible on the Gateway, on T&E tablet devices, and other convenient CSX portals. Employees are encouraged to use the online reporting method, which can be accessed from any mobile…

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Precision Scheduled Railroading: What’s The Big Deal?

Written by David Schanoes, Contributing Editor July 27, 2020 Nothing burnishes an image like death. Ask Richard Nixon, not that you can, and that’s part of the beauty of the whole process. Once he or she is effectively and permanently silenced, memory can go to work blurring those hard edges, airbrushing away those unfortunate blemishes on what some…

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Saving Railroad Jobs

In response to the decreased demand for rail services due to COVID-19, U.S. rail systems are considering severe measures to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. rail systems face sharp declines in revenue due to a drastic decrease in demand for rail services caused by COVID-19. IAM and TCU-IAM members proudly work in the…

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