Coronavirus Relief Act impacts railroad workers

CHICAGO — The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 27, boosts unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad workers impacted by the pandemic. Under the CARES Act, the 1-week waiting period...

May 1 update from the Railroad Retirement Board

CHICAGO, May 2 — In my April 16, 2020 update, I discussed a question involving furloughs and negotiated agreements which had been added to the Railroad Retirement Board’s (RRB) website. The question was added as Question 3 and was added primarily to address issues...

FYI FYI: Chicago Service Unit Team,

A Mechanical Car team member tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. At the direction of our Health & Medical team, the employee has been in self quarantine since 04/03/20. The employee reported experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to his local occupational nurse,...