Seniority Maintenance Re-instated - 4/16/2012

The Seniority Maintenance clause has been re-instated for the January 1, 2012 Merger Implementing Agreement.  Please refer to the DOWNLOADS page under Side Letters.  Please note, this is the exact same language from the previous March 12, 2007 Agreement.  

National VSTD Claim Filing - 3/5/2012

Please click on the attached and refer to the notification from the UTU International General Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. Kim N. Thompson, regarding the new National VSTD Claim Filing Procedures.  

Combined WC DWP and DMIR Roster Posted - 3/5/2012

The January 1, 2012 Combined WC DWP and DMIR Roster is now posted in the DOWNLOADS tab.

January 1, 2012 Contract - 1/6/2012

A copy of the Merger Implementing Agreement effective January 1, 2012 has been added to the website under the DOWNLOADS for your convenience.  

STB 35476 - 4/11/2011

The Surface Transportation Board filing regarding the WC, DWP and DM&IR.  CLICK ON THE BLANK BOX ON THE NEWS PAGE.  

UTU Collective Bargaining Defense Fund - 4/11/2011

Letter of acknowledgement from International President Futhey regarding GCA987 contribution to the UTU Collective Bargaining Defense Fund.

Latest LMRC Notes Added - 12/1/2010

The latest signed LRMC notes are posted on the DOWNLOADS page for your ready reference.

REVISED 2010 GEB Employees Right to Work Local on their Friday - 11/16/2010

The REVISED GEB Employees Right to Work Local on their Friday Agreement has been uploaded to the DOWNLOADS page of the website for your information.

Dependent child health-care coverage alert

One of the jewels of the Obama health care reform plan passed into law by Congress earlier this year allows certain dependent children to remain on an employee’s health care insurance plan until age 26 without regard to student, marital, residence of financial dependent status.

This provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becomes effective Jan. 1, 2011, but only if enrollment is accomplished during a special 30-day enrollment period.

Complete information on the eligible dependent child provision, and elimination of the lifetime maximum benefit limits on the railroad national health and welfare plans, will be detailed in the annual re-enrollment packet railroad employees will be receiving from United Healthcare in the next few weeks.

Members not covered by national rail plans -- which includes UTU Bus Department and Airline Department members --  should check with their employers regarding what actions may be necessary to ensure dependent children under 26 remain covered on their employer-provided heath care insurance plans.

As for UTU-represented railroad employees, It is essential you open the packet from United Healthcare and review the information carefully when it arrives, as failure to complete and return the required information in the required time period could result in a missed opportunity to enroll your eligible dependent child.

The law requires that the addition to health care insurance plans of eligible dependent children under age 26 be accomplished within the 30-day special enrollment period.

Failure to complete and return the required information could result in eligible dependent children being denied coverage.

September 10, 2010

Quoted from UTU website

Latest LMRC Notes - 7/7/2010

The latest LMRC notes from April 20-21, 2010 up posted under DOWNLOADS - LMRC Notes.

Check out the Downloads - 1/6/2010

The signed September 2009 LMRC Notes and the January 2010 Conductor Roster are posted under the Download tab.  Check it out!

FRA Hours of Service - 6/30/2009

Please refer to the DOWNLOADS page for the FRA Hours of Service interpretation document.