Amtrak Agreement Update

The Amtrak Ratification Package has been delivered to all Amtrak Carmen, Clerks, On Board Service Workers and Supervisors. Voting is underway. Any member who has not received a ratification package should contact TCUTA@tcunion.org. Inquiries my also be addressed to TCUTA@tcunion.org. Thousands upon thousands of dollars are at stake. Everyone should review the ratification package and vote. Ballots must be received by TCU by February 27, 2018.

Cick here to read the Clerical Ratification Package.

Click here to read the Carman Ratification Package.

Click here to read the On-Board Service Workers Ratification Package.

Click here to read the ARASA MoW Ratification Package.

Click here to read the ARASA MoE Ratification Package.

Click here to read the ARASA OBS Ratification Package.

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CSX Announces Death of CEO E. Hunter Harrison

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – December 16, 2017 – CSX Corporation issued the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce that E. Hunter Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSX, died today in Wellington, Fla., due to unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness.  The entire CSX family mourns this loss.  On behalf of our Board of Directors, management team and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to Hunter’s family.   Hunter was a larger-than-life figure who brought his remarkable passion, experience and energy in railroading to CSX.”

Edward J. Kelly III, Chairman of the CSX Board of Directors, issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: “With the passing of Hunter Harrison, CSX has suffered a major loss.  Notwithstanding that loss, the Board is confident that Jim Foote, as acting Chief Executive Officer, and the rest of the CSX team will capitalize on the changes that Hunter has made.  The Board will continue to consider in a deliberative way how best to maximize CSX’s performance over the long term.”

Click here to read the full release from CSX.

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Wick Moorman To Step Down As Amtrak Co-CEO, Assume Role Of Senior Advisor

Effective Dec. 31, Wick Moorman will step down from the co-CEO position and assume the role of senior advisor, starting Jan. 1, 2018.

“The Board is grateful for Wick’s significant contributions since he joined the company, and we are pleased that he is continuing to serve as a senior advisor,” said Tony Coscia, Chair of the Amtrak Board of Directors.

Wick was hired to serve as a transitional CEO, coming out of retirement in September 2016 to lead Amtrak for a short period of time to focus on achieving three objectives: improve operations, streamline the organizational structure, and find his successor.

Over the past year, the company has created a new organizational structure that improved operational efficiencies and the customer experience. Additionally, the company has achieved record ridership, revenues and earnings.

“I have greatly enjoyed my time at Amtrak, and firmly believe that the company is well positioned for the future,” said Moorman. “I look forward to continuing my work with Richard and the entire Amtrak team to further advance passenger rail in this country.”

On Jan. 1, transportation veteran Richard Anderson who joined Amtrak in June 2017 will assume full CEO responsibilities in addition to serving as President.

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