Rail Labor and Management Continue Calls For Increased Funding For Railroad Retirement Board

A joint letter was written to Congress from the Rail Labor Division (RLD) of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) of which TCU is a member and the Association of American Railroads (AAR), requesting full funding of the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).

The letter reads:

On behalf of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Rail Labor Division (RLD) of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), we urge you to fully fund the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) appropriations bill. Specifically, we ask that any conference report include no less than the House-passed RRB funding level of $135.5 million for administration of the Railroad Retirement Act and the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. Of that total, we support the RRB’s no year funding request that up to $13,460,000 be allocated for crucial and overdue information technology (IT) modernization projects. 

Click here to read the full letter to the Senate.

Click here to read the full letter to the House.

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Updated: October 29, 2019 — 6:41 am