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Donation to Hurricane Sandy victims

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Authorized by a unanimous vote of the General Committee Executive Board, Chairman Nowlin has sent a letter to the GS&T to donate $1,000 from the General Committee Advance Fund to a fund set up by UTU to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Fishing for Freedom

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Locals 349, 1216, 1403 and 1409 have sponsored wounded veterans for a program called “Fishing for Freedom” which provides wounded warriors with a weekend of fishing and other activities at Truman Lake on October 6-7, 2012.  Information about the event can be found at the website or sponsorship information may be obtained by emailing Mr. Leroy Shull at

Please review their website. You will find that UTU is listed as one of the sponsors of this worthwhile program.

Decertification appeals

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Attached is a notice addressed to Members and Local Chairpersons advising of the method of requesting General Committee handling of decertification appeals. If an employee is decertified and has reason to believe the decertification is improper, he/she may appeal to the FRA for review. If an employee desires to have the General Committee assist in that appeal, the attached letter will explain the process. However, although the General Committee is offering to review and appeal to FRA if warrented, we do not handle the Administrative Hearing Officer level if that becomes necessary.

The notice can be viewed by clicking – – – 120714_ALC_GC Handling of Certification Revocation appeals

Unions and Economic Performance

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The attached article was publised in the current edition of “Dollars & Sense” magazine. It was witeent by Arthur MacExan, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. The article clearly shows the importance of a strong labor movement. – – Unions and Economic Performance

Today in Labor History (Dec 19-25)

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Attached is an article showing verious events in Labor History on the dates of December 19 through 25. The article was taken from the SMWIA website. – – Today in Labor History Dec 19-25

December 2-4 – – Today in Labor History

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Labor has a rich and often tragic history in trying to abtain conditions and benefits that are often now taken for granted.  The attached article indicates events that occurred in Labor History for December 2, 3 and 4. – –  111203_Today in Labor History

Fringe Benefit amounts

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Attached is a list of fringe benefits for members making wages that would about the
maximum for railroad retirement tax in the year of 2011. The list indicates
that benefits paid amount to $3,496.08 per month or $41,952.00 per year. This
is just one aspect of the benefits of union representation. It also compares
very favorably to the amount of dues. In one hub, the average dues per Local
are under $94.00 per month with the highest of UTU Locals being under $106 per

To review the list, click here – – Fringe benefits_1101