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Month: September 2017

Open Enrollment for Members Covered Under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan Begins October 1st

Members will be receiving materials in the mail in the near future which will provide details of the 2018 Open Enrollment. During the period of October 1 until October 31, 2017, members can securely access the Railroad Enrollment Services online at www.yourtracktohealth.com/public/Login.aspx to review and make changes to their benefits or personal record for 2018. […]

Railroad Unemployment and Sickness Benefits Will Increase Due to Adjusted Sequestration Rate

Beginning October 1, 2017, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will reduce railroad unemployment and sickness insurance benefits by 6.6 percent, down from the current 6.9 percent reduction, as required by law. The adjusted reduction amount is based on revised projections of benefit claims and payments under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. It will remain […]

IAM Donates $2k to Horicon, Wisconsin Veteran Event

IAM Local 873 Plant Committeeman Bryan Trotter, center, presents organizers for the Horicon Marsh Veterans Hunt in Horicon, WI with a $2,000 donation on behalf of the International Association of Machinists. IAM International President Bob Martinez recently donated $2,000 in support of an IAM Local 873-supported community service event for veterans. Martinez learned of the […]

You Did That!: The Working People Weekly List

You Did That!: The Working People Weekly List Every week, we bring you a roundup of the top news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here’s this week’s Working People Weekly List. NYC Unions Rally Against Cable Giant Charter/Spectrum: “Trumka, in a rousing speech, told workers, ‘Your hard work made Charter […]

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