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Joint Letter on FY24 RRB Funding

NARVRE Members:
Fiscal resposibility.

Details Concerning the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 and Amtrak Funding

After several months of warnings and four days before the U.S. Treasury debt default, Congress finally passed a legislative compromise raising the nation’s borrowing limit. The House approved the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 with a vote of 3…
Railroad Retirement Board blog.

Funding for the Railroad Retirement Board

Since the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is a federal agency, it is required to submit a fiscal year budget in preparation for the President’s yearly budget review. Present day, the Railroad Retirement Board funding is $128M. The President’s FY2…
Railway workers.

Stop Cuts to Railroad Workers’ Benefits by Supporting the Railroad Employee Equity and Fairness (REEF) Act

From Desk of National Legislative Director Gary Faley NARVRE Members, we need to step up and help our fellow railway workers.  Please make the call.
Retirement planning.

Are You Financially Prepared for Retirement?

Most of us have been looking forward to the day we can finally enjoy retirement. However, before you decide to retire, it is essential that you are financially ready to retire. Ask yourself these questions: 

Accountable Care Organizations Available to You

Did you know that if you receive Medicare benefits through railroad Medicare, you are eligible to use Accountable Care Organizations and have access to their many benefits? In this post, we will share the benefits of these organizations and why y…
Train in the winter.

An Update on NARVRE Activities in February 2023

We are now in the second month of 2023, and thankfully due to the increase in COLA, you should be receiving more money since the COLA benefit rose to 8.7% in Tier 1 and 2.8% in Tier 2 for railroad retirement benefits.  
Railroad going off into the distance.

What’s Next for Railroad Workers?

It has been an eventful few months for railroad workers as a possible strike loomed at the end of last year, 2022. However, President Biden has signed a resolution from Congress that imposes a tentative contract agreement. Congress passed the res…
People on strike outside.

New Legislation Stops Strike, Yet Leaves Railway Workers With Unfair Policies

The possibility of a nationwide rail strike was averted, effective December 2, 2022. Realizing that a strike on our nation and overall economy could be detrimental, President Biden called for Congressional intervention. This is in accordance with…

Why Didn’t I Receive a Cost-of-Living Adjustment?

Annually in October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) announce the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the upcoming year. Every year there are questions from a new widow(er) pertaining to why they …