June 27, 2016

Reminder: Scholarship application deadline is March 31

The application deadline for scholarships offered by the UTUIA and Auxiliary of the UTU is March 31. The UTUIA offers two types of scholarships. The first scholarship is the UTUIA college scholarship for anyone attending college. Fifty scholarships of $1,000 each will be given out for each year that the student attends college for up […]

Mother of UTUIA President Ken Laugel dies

Bernice “Bunny” Sovine Laugel, 88, of Mooresville, N.C. died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted Living. Laugel was a homemaker who loved to travel, enjoyed crocheting, had a great sense of humor and loved to make people smile. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis Frank Laugel and her daughters Debbi Hart […]

Billy Cisneros, stepson of UTUIA FS, dies

Billy K. Cisneros, of Monte Vista, Colo., age 42, passed away suddenly January 15, 2016. He was a beloved father, son, brother and friend to many. Although he had many interests, including working on cars with his father, riding motorcycles and following the Pittsburgh Steelers, his main life passion was consistently focused on his family, […]

Former UTUIA Field Supervisor Tom Anziano dies

Retired former United Transportation Union Insurance Association Field Supervisor Thomas R. Anziano Jr., 73, of Local 1373 at Philadelphia, died Mar. 26 after an extended battle with cancer. Anziano began his railroad career with CSX Transportation and worked as a conductor and yard foreman. He was a member of the UTU since 1972 and held […]

Every tool in use to protect members’ jobs, safety

Delivering on the theme of the 2012 regional meetings – “We will not back down” – UTU International President Mike Futhey told more than 1,000 attendees at the Memphis meeting how the UTU is using every tool available – negotiations, legislative and legal — to defend its members’ jobs and workplace safety. * On the […]

SMART will boost UTUIA financial strength

By UTU International President Mike Futhey –  Congratulations go to Art Rayner, the United Transportation Union Insurance Association’s man of the year for 2011. Art Rayner Art was recognized for his sales and leadership performance – attributes that helped propel the UTUIA last year to one of its strongest financial performances. The competition Art faced […]

False rumors by competitors target UTUIA, DIPP

As the perfectly healthy man told the obituary editor of his local newspaper, “Reports of my demise are grossly exaggerated.” And so it is with the UTU Insurance Association (UTUIA) and the UTU’s Discipline Income Protection Plan (DIPP). Vicious and absolutely false rumors are circulating that the UTU and UTUIA are going out of business, […]

UTUIA helps provide secure retirements

How long will you live after you retire, and will you have enough money to live on comfortably? Good question. That’s why – before you retire – you should think about post-retirement economic security, because few things could be worse than money running out during what are supposed to be carefree years. A balanced retirement […]

Thinking about retirement?

So how long will you live after you retire, and will you have enough money to live on comfortably? Precisely. And that’s why – before you retire – you should think about post-retirement economic security, because few things could be worse than money running out during what are supposed to be carefree years. A balanced […]

UTUIA seeks 2010 volunteer of the year

The United Transportation Union Insurance Association is looking for a special person to honor as its 2010 volunteer of the year. Do you regularly volunteer at a hospital or nursing home? Do you lead a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop or work with the handicapped? Are you involved in some other activity that benefits […]