ATTENTION MEMBERS SUBJECT TO THE
NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE PLAN:
District 19 is introducing a new web tool tool for
those that fall under the National Health and Welfare Plan. Now
all of the information you need on all your benefits, including forms,
medical & prescriptions drugs, behavior health and
substance abuse, dental, vision, life, fsa, supplemental sickness,
retirement center, railroad enrollment services no matter which benefit
administrator provides your coverage, just one click away:
Go to this web site. You will find it very informative.
Visit this site often
and before you need to apply for benefits for updates. This
web site will
be able to answer all your questions.
Welcome Railroad members.
Welcome to the new Railroad Information Depot web
site, where you can find all your benefit information
and forms, regardless of which benefit
administrator provides your coverage.
Simply point to a topic to read more about what each one offers. When
you find what you're looking for, click and you will be brought to the
page with the information you need.
Note: Information on this site does not apply to AMTRAK employees.
From The Desk Of
Walter A. Barrows
U. S. Railroad Retirement Board
The Railroad Retirement Act provides
for railroaders who become totally or occupationally disable. Mr.
Barrows has put out a guest ion and answer publication. This
publication answers important questions about disability annuities for
railroad employees. Click on his publication above to view and
print it. Please share this with your fellow workers and members
at you next Local Lodge meeting.
Pictured are General Chairman, Rich Nadeau, Mike McCarthy and
District 19 Organizer
Joe May. They spent the week in the District office in in Denver CO
preparing for the upcoming First Contract Negotiations for our newest
members of the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad. The
Carmen on the Kansas
and Oklahoma Railroad recently voted to be represented by the IAM and
become part of our Union family. Our
Section Six notice has
been served and dates requested in which to
At this time a date has not yet be confirmed.
the Locomotive Mechanics on the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad are waiting
on the NMB to set a date for them to vote for representation and to
become IAMAW members. Brother May
A-cards to the NMB and we are just waiting on the
NMB to set a date for
the vote. We will continue to update you as new information becomes
From the District 19 Staff and all of its members we welcome you, the
Carmen of the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad to the IAMAW, District 19.
We will be in full support of you while you go through the process in
obtaining your first contract.
the Locomotive Mechanics, we will also be in full support of you during
your voting process. You are only a yes vote away from joining your
Carmen coworkers and becoming members of IAMAW, District 19.
BUDGET CONTROL ACT OF 2011
REDUCES RAILROAD RETIREMENT
UNEMPLOYMENT AND SICK BENEFITS
Capital Hill's failure to be able to do their job resulting in
Sequestration reduces Railroad Retirement Unemployment and Sick
Benefits by 9.2%. These reductions take affect immediately and
will remain in effect through September 30, 2013. Please read the
RRB News Release dated March 2013 by clicking on the report below.
If you have any question concerning the
Budget Control Act and how it does or can impact your benefits please
call you Regional RRB Office or you can call RRB General Information at