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Our Brotherhood Railway Carmen Division of TCU was founded at Cedar Rapids, Iowa on October 27, 1888. The first By-Laws were adopted at Joint Convention in Topeka, Kansas, September 1890. Our union has merged with other railway unions five times, on. In July 1987, Convention action re-named the union Transportation Communications International Union (TCU) effective October 1, 1987. The Brotherhood Railway Carmen is a division of the TCU. The most recent merger was January 1, 2012, TCU Merged with International Association of Machinist and is the Railroad Division of that union. Review the Brotherhood Railway Carmen first 50-year history.
The Union we call TCU/IAM today took root back in 1899 when, on a cold winter's evening shortly after Christmas, 33 railroad clerks gathered in the back room of Behrens' cigar shop in Sedalia, Missouri. That night, December 29, they formed Local Lodge Number 1 of a union they named the Order of Railroad Clerks of America. Today our range is extensive and complex, on and off the railroads throughout the transportation industry. But the union still runs on those same simple principles of democracy and full membership participation.
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Lodge 6760 is a
now a stand alone lodge, not affiliated with any Joint Protective Board. Lodge 6760 was originally formed as
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America Lodge 67 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
in December 1892. The lodge became inactive during the period of company
run unions. In January 1935 the lodge received a new charter as Fort
Wayne Lodge 760 under the leadership of Henry R. Martin. The lodge number and name were changed
again in 1986 as a result of the formation of TCU under the terms of the BRC-BRAC merger.
In 2012 the Lodge name was changed again to Heartland Lodge to more
accurately reflect the four-state jurisdiction of the lodge. Today, Lodge 6760 represents
over 500 members, employed on four railroads in Michigan,
Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Regular meetings are held monthly, excluding
July, at one of the various cities of the lodge. The regular Lodge meeting
rotation order is: Detroit, Marion, Columbus, Cincinnati, Portsmouth, Danville,
Louisville, Huntingburg, Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne will host the April meeting Wednesday, April 23, 3:30 PM., at Rack & Helen's Meeting Room, 525 Broadway Street, New Haven, Indiana 46774. Additionally, the election of IAM Grand Lodge Officers will take place at the same location from 2:00 PM. until 6:00 PM.
Detroit will host the May meeting
2011 Unit 200 Educational Seminar at Chattanooga. . . Details
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The objects of this organization are to carry out the purposes and motives of our International Grand Lodge, and to further the interests of organized labor.
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History of the first 75 years of the Railroad Retirement Board
Brotherhood Railway Carmen History - First 50 Years
God Bless America!
Transportation Communications Union, and
Richard A. Johnson, General President,
Brotherhood Railway Carmen Division
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