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Archive for December, 2010

Pay increase rates – January 1, 2011

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Under the provisions of the UTU July 1, 2008 National Agreement, pay rates will be increased effective January 1, 2010 by a 3 cent per hour cost-of-living allowance (COLA). For the list of pay rates effective the 1st of the year click here – – 2011, Jan. 1_UTU_rate sheet (Please note that Engineer pay rates will only be increased on properties that COLA is applicable.)

Local 1403 – Trowbridge memorial

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Local 1403 of Kansas City, Missouri accepts donations for a fund they call a “Relief Fund”. It is used to help their Local Members that are out of service because of temporary disability, etc.  During the Local’s regular meeting on December 2, 2010, members voted to make a donation from the Relief Fund to the City Union Mission in memorial of their former S&T Hershel Trowbridge.

 Hershel had, at one time, been named the UTU Volunteer of the Year. He was the Treasurer of Local 1403 for years until his passing on March 25, 2000.

 One of Hershel’s favorite charities was the City Union Mission. In Hershel’s honor, the Local has made like donations each year since his passing.

RRB/SSA Comparison

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The attached list is a comparison of actual benefits for qualified people under the Railroad Retirement Board and the Social Security Administration. For the comparison click here – – RRB-SSA comparison