Contact: Kevin Gifford (301) 840-8741
March 4, 2020
Arthur Maratea has been elected TCU/IAM National President effective August 1, 2020 by its Executive Council to fill the interim vacancy created by the retirement of its current President.
President-elect Maratea began his railroad career as a Carman on the Long Island Railroad in 1988 and was promoted to a Telegraphers position in 1989. He then joined Local 1444 and was elected President of the Local in 1991. In 1994, he was elected Local Chairman until 2002 where upon he was elected General Chairman of Long Island System Board No 167.
In 2011 President-elect Maratea was elected by the TCU/IAM Executive Council as National Vice President. He was reelected at the 2014 and 2018 TCU/IAM National Conventions.
On January 1, 2017 TCU/IAM National President Robert A. Scardelletti appointed him as Special Assistant to the President and assigned him to head TCU’s Industry Relations and Social Services Departments.
President-elect Maratea has extensive experience in contract negotiations throughout the union and has been a prominent figure in coordinated bargaining with various other rail labor unions.
President-elect Maratea “I am deeply honored to have been elected TCU’s National President. I will give all that I have, fighting every day to improve the working conditions and better the lives of every member. While the challenges of today are immense, our members are diligent, our union is strong and we will continue to deliver rock solid contracts for our membership. I look forward to serving our union and its membership in the years to come.”