Update from the Railroad Retirement Board Labor Member

CHICAGO — I wanted to send out another update on what is going on at the agency. We have received inquiries regarding Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) that was established under the CARES Act and whether railroaders may be eligible for benefits under that...

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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,...

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RR Unemployment/Sickness Benefits Regarding COVID-19 Bill.

Filing Applications/Claims for Benefits during the National Emergency due to the COVID-19 Virus The RUIA provides for payment of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to eligible employees for days of unemployment and for the payment of sickness insurance (SI) benefits...

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RRB: Coronavirus Relief Act impacts railroad workers

(The following is a Railroad Retirement Board press release) CHICAGO, March 31 — 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...

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Railroad workers to benefit from coronavirus stimulus package

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 27 - The needs of railroad workers and their families - including improvements to railroad unemployment benefits - are included in the new coronavirus stimulus package, which was signed into law today. On March 26, the United States Senate...

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PTI COVID-19 Update

Brothers and Sisters, Through conference calls between senior leadership within the UP and the BLET General Committees, it is essential for all members to understand the following: We are to be moved at all times complying with the 1 cab – 1 crew procedure, without...

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RRB Labor Member message to Rail Labor

CHICAGO - The following is a message to Rail Labor from John Bragg, Labor Member of the Railroad Retirement Board: The purpose of this notice is to update you on how COVID-19 is impacting operations at the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). Be assured, while it is not...

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COVID-19: UP Employees’ Most Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’ve got answers. Union Pacific has received hundreds of COVID-19-related questions on topics such as potential exposure, commuting to work in areas with “shelter in place” orders and child care resources. Q: What is considered a possible COVID-19...

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UP Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

As of March 23 at noon CT, four Union Pacific employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and one is presumed positive: On March 10, one Engineering employee in Stockton, California, tested positive. This led to the self-quarantine of eight employees with direct...

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