subpage provides a listing of news releases and other
information regarding the activities of the UTU's
Legislative Office in Washington, D.C., and the legislative
activities of the U.S. Congress.
A link can also be found to
Contacting the Congress, a website containing information
about U.S. senators and representatives and links for
writing to them via e-mail.
Contacting the Congress
The activities of the UTU's
legislative arm, the UTU Political Action Committee, are detailed here.
Users will also find links
for sending e-mail to the UTU's Legislative Departments in
both Washington, D.C., and Cleveland, Ohio, and
for downloading UTU PAC pledge forms.
UTU PAC Pledge Form
UTU members and their families
can purchase a variety of insurance products from the UTU
Insurance Association. This link will take users directly to
the UTUIA's Web site, where UTUIA products are explained in
Links are also provided for
reaching the UTUIA Field Supervisor in your area.
Income Protection Program
UTU members can enroll in the
UTU's Discipline Income Protection Program, which provides
income to a member who may be suspended, dismissed or
removed from service by their employer. An e-mail link to
the UTU's Discipline Income Protection Program Department is also provided for
members who would like more information about the program.
Discipline Income Protection
Discipline Income Protection Program Application
Visitors to the UTU's website
can use the e-mail links provided here to contact various
departments at the UTU International Headquarters and the
union's Legislative Office in Washington, D.C.
There are also links to UTU State Legislative Directors,
General Chairpersons (under construction), the
Transportation Safety Team and the
Human Rights Committee.
committee and local officers can use ZyLab's search
technology to research thousands of awards housed on the UTU website.
Other important information
that can be found here includes: the Railway Labor Act, the
UTU Constitution, National Agreements, Rate Tables and
Fringe Benefit Sheets. Also here are various labor
protective conditions applicable in railroad mergers, leases
and trackage-right applications approved by the Surface
Much of the information
found here is in PDF format.
Visitors to the UTU website
can find a complete history of the UTU here, as well as
histories of the UTU's predecessor organizations.
Also provided here are
links to downloadable UTU Membership Applications and
Application for Readmission
Retired UTU members in the U.S.
and Canada, as well as retired individuals from other labor
organizations, are invited to participate in a voluntary
program designed especially for them -- the UTU Alumni
Select the UTU Alumni
link above to learn about the program's benefits, or click
one of the links below to download an Alumni Association
application. At the low cost of just $9.00 per year,
membership doesn't cost, it pays.
The purpose of
the Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union is to
unite the families of the UTU and to promote their welfare,
socially, morally, and intellectually. The Auxiliary also
promotes the understanding of legislative issues
affecting UTU members.
If you would like more
information about the Auxiliary, visit their link on the UTU
Here is a listing of the
International officers of the UTU, their addresses and
In time, the International
will attempt to provide links to the entire UTU Directory,
it's guide to state legislative boards, general and local
committees of adjustment and other important offices.
Check here for the latest
information regarding the UTU's annual Regional Meetings.
For the latest information and
news releases from the UTU health and life insurance benefit
providers, click on the Healthcare link above.
Direct Internet links to
each of the UTU's benefit providers are also given here.
UTU Benefit Provider Directory
Secretary/Treas. News & Tools
This page contains the latest
news for UTU Local Secretary/Treasurers. It also provides
updates to Winstabs 2002, the electronic record-keeping
program used by many of the UTU's secretary/treasurers.
UTU Membership Applications
and Applications for Readmission to the UTU are also
Application for Readmission
Injured on the job? Do you need an experienced attorney who
understands the Federal Employers' Liability Act? The UTU
appoints only the finest legal counsel in the country to
serve as UTU Designated Legal Counsel. Click above to view a
complete directory of UTU-recommended attorneys.
This area of the UTU website
will be used to educate our members and others about some of
the hazards in the transportation industry and how to
prevent accidents in the workplace.
A great way to express pride
in UTU membership is to proudly display the UTU logo. Please
take a look at our fine selection of jackets, caps and other
apparel bearing the UTU logo.
All items are either
union-made or made in America. Shop now!
The Promotions page
provides UTU members with links to Cleveland-area hotel
discounts, the Avis and National Car
Rental websites, both of which offer discounts on car
rentals to UTU members, Union Plus benefits, UTU Visa and
UTU members can also find
information here about travel opportunities being offered by
the UTU Travelers Club and discount airfares for those
attending UTU Regional Meetings.
The Links page provides a
variety of Internet addresses to UTU state legislative
board, general committee and local websites. Railroad, bus
company and government links can also be found here.
Keep in mind that UTU is not
responsible for any content or matter on any of these sites.
Such is the sole responsibility of that site's owner.
Click on the UTU Bus
Department link at the top of the UTU homepage for the
latest news about the Bus Department and the bus and transit
Visitors can get the latest
word from the Yardmaster Department here, including news
about contract negotiations and changes in health and
welfare coverage. Stay informed.
Get the latest news and
information regarding the airline industry and the issues of
importance to affected UTU members.
The UTU maintains a collection
of news stories here regarding Amtrak and other commuter
your copy of the UTU News? Users can download the latest
issue of the UTU News in PDF format by clicking on the page
link above. Back issues for the past year are also
Union Member Rights and Officer
Responsibilities Under the LMRDA
The Labor-Management Reporting
and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to
union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union
officers. The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
enforces many LMRDA provisions while other provisions, such
as the bill of rights, may only be enforced by union members
through private suit in Federal court.
For more information, click
on the link in red above.
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Ethics Board Ruling
The independent UTU Board of Ethics and Qualifications,
following almost a year of investigation, has concluded that
allegations against various current and former UTU officers
and designated legal counsel are speculative and lacking in
For more on information on the boards findings and their
complete report, click on the link in red above.
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