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...

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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...

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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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