October 22, 2014

Sandy victims: Expedited unemployment benefits

RRB logo; Railroad Retirement Board

For rail workers furloughed as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) advises those victims may qualify for railroad unemployment benefits. Following a request by UTU International President Mike Futhey to RRB Labor Member Walt Barrows, the RRB has agreed to waive a time-consuming requirement that claims be verified by the carrier, thus [...]

Grants available for Hurricane Sandy victims

Disaster relief grants of $500 are available from Union Plus to help eligible participants in the Union Plus credit card, insurance or mortgage programs who are facing financial hardship due to the Hurricane Sandy disaster. The money does not have to be repaid.  Funds are limited to the nearly $370,000 available in the Union Plus [...]