“Our members will soon have an agreement that provides for significant percentage pay increases – thousands and thousands of dollars – without lump sums. Our health care has been fully protected, including our pre-retirement medical benefits, and all work rules have finally been protected. NO CHANGES. For years, Amtrak has insisted on one-time lump sums, instead of actually increasing percentages and drastically reducing our health services. The TCU and our coalition partners have maintained the line – the TA provides for significant percentage pay increases and our health care has been protected. Full details of the agreement will be made available to each member as part of a comprehensive ratification package to be presented by mail in the coming weeks. The full agreement will then be published on the TCU website. We are in the process of preparing the ratification material for each member`s shipment. A full ratification package is scheduled for February 1, 2018, with the final return date for the vote on February 27. Upon receipt of the ratification package by the members, the agreement is published on this website.
As has already been reported – TCU Carmen, Clerks, On-Board Service Workers and Supervisors have reached an interim agreement (TA) with Amtrak, iAM, IBB, IBEW, SMART Mechanical, NCFO, TWU and UNITE-HERE after three long and controversial years of negotiations. Subsequently, SMART-Transportation (formerly UTU) also signed a similar agreement. The TA now covers 70% of Amtrak`s employees. Members who, for whatever reason, do not receive a ballot may request a vote by addressing TCUTA@tcunion.org. Questions about the agreement can also be addressed to TCUTA@tcunion.org. Each ratification package is specific to TCU crafts. Each TCU trade is a separate ratification process. Ballot papers are sent to members` addresses. There will be a procedure for each member who, for whatever reason, will not receive a ballot to receive one. There will also be an emergency call number for applications. – to send to the post office parcels of ratification of the Amtrak . .
. Ballot papers must be received by TCU by February 27, 2018. . “I am very proud to say that the TCU negotiating team – National Vice Presidents Arthur Maratea and Jack Dinsdale, Carmen Assistant General President Carl Tingle and National Representatives Charles Jackson and Michael Miller – has done a great job in the most difficult of circumstances,” said Bob Scardelletti, President of the TCU. . After three long and controversial years of negotiations, TCU – Carmen, Clerks, On-Board Service Workers and Supervisors, has reached an Attempt Agreement (TA) with Amtrak. TCU with our coalition partners: NCFO, IBB, IBEW, TWU, IAM, SMART Mechanical and UNITE-HERE – representing 12 craft companies – 57% of Amtrak employees met several times with Amtrak officials to develop a contract that included significant wage increases. Click here to read the Clerical Ratification package. On February 1, 2018, a full ratification package was sent to all members of TCU Carmen, Clerical, Supervisor and On-Board Service Worker as part of the Amtrak agreement.