August 27, 2016

Alumni Association: The best $9 investment out there

By Carl CochranUTU Alumni Association Coordinator So you’ve invested 40 years of your life working on the railroad or with a bus or transit agency. You paid your dues – figuratively and literally – to your employer and to your union. Maybe you were an officer in your local, or just involved. Maybe you even […]

North Platte, Neb., retirees to meet

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — UTU Alumni Association Chapter 17 will host its  second annual UTU/UTUe alumni luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 4, at noon, here at the Depot Restaurant, 520 N. Jeffers. All retirees, and their spouse or friends are welcome to attend. For more information contact Terry Sigler at (308) 532-6041, or email him at

What is Medicare? How do I get started?

Medicare is the primary health insurance for retirees and their spouses. It is available for those over age 65, those under 65 with certain disabilities, and those of any age with permanent kidney failure. It consists of Parts A, B, C and D. Part A helps cover inpatient care in hospitals and a skilled nursing […]

Stimulus law helps retirees, unemployed

The economic stimulus package, formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, contains provisions that will provide retirees with one-time payments of $250, extend unemployment benefits an additional 13 weeks, and subsidize employee-paid health-care insurance for laid off workers participating in COBRA. Railroad Retirement and Social Security annuitants will be receiving a one-time $250 […]

UTU Alumni Association aids union’s retirees

The UTU Alumni Association is the new name of the program that serves retired members of the United Transportation Union. Established as the UTU Retiree Program by delegates in 1976 to aid union retirees and their families, the program most recently was called the UTU for Life program. (This program has no relation to lifetime […]