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Who We Are

The CR/SAA CSX North GCA comprises 13 Local Divisions representing over 700 members of the BLET as follows:

-Division 1 (Detroit, Michigan) CR/SAA

-Division 3(Cleveland, Ohio) CSX

-Division 46(Selkirk,New York) CSX

-Division 63 (West Springfield, Mass.) CSX

-Division 157 (Jersey City, NJ) CR/SAA

-Division 169 (Dewitt (E.Syracuse) NY) CSX

-Division 227 (Massena/Watertown, NY) CSX

-Division 235 (Union City, NJ) CSX

-Division 382 (Buffalo, NY) CSX

-Division 387(Camden, NJ) CR/SAA

-Division 421 (Buffalo, NY) CSX

-Division 439 (Boston, Mass.) CSX

-Division 601(NJCT) CR/SAA

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YRC Tentative Agreement Reached in Principle
Teamsters Local 492
Railroads' Flood-Ravaged MidwesternTracks Trigger FRA Emergency Declaration
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
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Teamsters local 570
It Just Became Easier for Employers to Dump Retirees’ Pensions
Teamsters Local 355
No Way Out? Blocked Exits at UPS Warehouses Pit Workers at Risk
Teamsters Local 992
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Teamsters Local 992
Retirees and Retirement

This page is for those who have retired from the Railroad life (God Bless You), or are thinking about Retirement.

We want you to keep current with the goings on in retired life, as well as anything pertaining to your Railroad Retirement Benefits and H&W. For those who are thinking of retirement, a major step in ones' life, we'd like to hear from you as to what information you'd like to see, as well as any information you might wish to share.

While we try to get as much information as possible passed along to us, we can't always get all of it. If you have some information you'd like posted please lest us know @

RRB Q&A: Annuitants may need to increase tax withholding at age 62
Dec 13, 2017
    (Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, December 5, 2017)  CHICAGO — Certain portions of a railroad retirement annuity are treated differently for Federal income tax purposes.
RRB: Medicare for railroad families
Apr 22, 2017
CHICAGO —(RRB Press release April 19, 2017) The Federal Medicare program provides hospital and medical insurance protection for railroad retirement annuitants and their families, just as it does for social security beneficiaries.
Railroad Retirement spouse benefits (2017 update)
Mar 19, 2017
Comparison of benefits under Railroad Retirement and Social Security
Mar 31, 2016
(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, March 8, 2016)  CHICAGO — Employers and employees covered by the Railroad Retirement Act pay higher retirement taxes than those covered by the Social Security Act, so that railroad retirement benefits remain higher than social security benefits, especially for "career" employees who have 30 or more years of service.
The importance of a current connection for Railroad Retirement benefits
Nov 19, 2015
Medicare Part B premiums remain the same in 2015
Oct 29, 2014
(Source: U.S. Railroad Retirement Board press release, October 22, 2014)  CHICAGO — The standard Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $104.90 in 2015, the same amount as in 2014. Some beneficiaries will continue to pay higher premiums based on their modified adjusted gross income, but these amounts are also remaining the same as in 2014.
Railroad Retirement benefits to remain the same for 2016
Oct 29, 2015

Railroad Retirement and dual benefit payments
Nov 15, 2013
(Source: U.S. Railroad Retirement Board press release, November 13, 2013) CHICAGO — The payment of a railroad retirement annuity can be affected by entitlement to social security benefits, as well as certain other government benefits.
Credit for military service under the Railroad Retirement Act
Oct 29, 2014
(Source: U.S. Railroad Retirement Board press release, October 16, 2014)  CHICAGO — Many railroad employees have at some time served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Under certain conditions, their military service may be credited as rail service under the Railroad Retirement Act.

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