October 24, 2014

Every tool in use to protect members’ jobs, safety

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Spending your dues money wisely

By Kim ThompsonUTU General Secretary & Treasurer Nobody spends someone else’s dollars as carefully as we spend our own. The UTU International leadership is especially sensitive to the fact that members entrust us with their own hard-earned dollars, and every member rightfully expects their union to gain the most value for their dues money. We [...]

Leadership reports on UTU finances

Brothers and Sisters: As we approach the six-month point of our administration, we are pleased to report that UTU finances have been improving steadily. When we took office Jan. 1, there were forebodings of financial disaster just around the corner. For sure, there were financial difficulties, but nothing of the nature that, as we had [...]