August 30, 2014

TTD asks lawmakers to restore RRB benefits

The Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO has written letters to all members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives asking them to restore full unemployment and sickness benefits to Railroad Retirement beneficiaries whose benefits have been reduced due to the sequestration.

As a result of the March 1, 2013, sequestration, sick and unemployed railroad workers have had their benefits reduced by 9.2 percent.

To read the letter to U.S. representatives, click here.

To read the letter to U.S. senators, click here.