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Celebrating Our 29th Year Online
1996 - 2024
Steve Wilhelm Promoted
Former Lodge 6760 Local Chairman Steve Wilhelm Appointed to Chief Of Saff at TCU Headquarters... Details
Lodge 6047 Local Chairman Carl Lakin Promoted to Assistant National
Steve Wilhelm elected Chairman of IAM Veterans Services Steering Committee
Promoted to TCU/IAM Chief of Staff...
Chris Hiser Becomes Lodge 6760's 20th President
I am proud to represent our lodge as your president. I fully understand the frustrations and challenges we are facing in the rail industry. I often hear what does the union do for me? Let me ask you what have you done for your union? You and I are the union and we are stronger together. I've been active in the union for over 15 years holding various offices. I do my best to represent and fight for us all. Reach out to me anytime. Although we may not get the desired results you will get the attention and fight we all deserve.
Lodge President Chris Hiser
Heartland Lodge 6760 Bylaws have been amended and approved. View the 2022 revised lodge bylaws in the Members Library
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. 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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Union dues payments and inquiries should be sent to Korey Jones, Financial Secretary-Treasurer.
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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 1936 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. In 2014, Lodge 6760 represented
over 500 members, employed on three railroads in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and
Kentucky. Regular meetings are held monthly, excluding July, at one of the
various cities of the lodge. The current Lodge meeting rotation order is:
Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati, Portsmouth, Danville, Louisville, Linton and Fort Wayne.
Wabash Memorial Hospital Association has terminate Services Effective January 1, 2023...Details
Next Lodge Meeting
The next Lodge Meeting will be held Monday, February 26, 2024, at 6:30 PM., EST, on the Zoom online platform. If you have attended a Zoom lodge meeting in the past you will receive an invitation. First-time attendees should contact their Vice Local Chairman, or President Chris Hiser to obtain invitation information.
TCU National President Artie Maratea's July 29, 2022 Statement Regarding PEB 250 Available Here
2011 Unit 200 Educational Seminar at Chattanooga. . . Details
The 2024 Machinists Non-Partisan Political League (MNPL) Campaign has begun
Read Steve Wilhelm's fund raising letter then join MNPL today.
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.
TCU is Family:
Thank you Jameson McKnight for serving Lodge 6760 as Recording Secretary from October 2013 until November 1, 2021 and also holding the office of Financial Secretary-Treasurer from December 2018 through November 1, 2021. The Lodge, its officers and members wish you well in your new career.
Thank you Brother Kevin Hite for your
years of dedicated service as an officer of Lodge 6760. You have served your
union sisters and brothers proud, 2009 - 2018.
History of the first 75 years of the
Railroad Retirement Board
Brotherhood Railway Carmen History - First 50 Years
God Bless America!
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, July 4, 1996
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Steven Pequignot, Lodge member since 1967
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