UTUIA President Ken Laugel introduced the new Memorial Scholarship Award at both SMART TD Regional Meetings. The scholarship goes to the children of a transportation worker and UTUIA member who is killed in the line of duty while performing the duties of his trade. Last year, Brother Troy Jordon lost his life in a tragic train accident. Troy took out a life insurance policy to protect his family just 20 days before the accident. While Troy’s family could never have imagined the events of that day would unfold as they did, they were proud that their husband and father protected their future with life insurance from the UTUIA. Home office staff worked hard to make sure the proceeds of that plan were paid to the family as quickly as possible and both SMART TD members and UTUIA members rallied around the family to ensure that they were taken care of.
“Over 148 years ago, the predecessor associations that would become the UTUIA were formed with the purpose of protecting rail workers and their families from the hardships that accompanied life on the rails. It is a tribute to those who labored before us and a testament to the values we hold dear that we developed this Award.” said Laugel.
It helped Local 627 Chairperson John Foote. While being transported in a carrier van, Foote’s life permanently and unexpectedly changed in an instant. His deployed airbag and seatbelt saved his life, but the resulting injuries he suffered required ongoing medical attention. His UTUIA Accident Indemnity policy saved him from many of those ensuing medical expenses.
Steve C.I would like to thank the UTUIA once again for the fast response…I couldn’t have made it without your great employees.
- Steve C.
Karen Lasby, It was always a pleasure to work with you and so many other top notch folks. Without you our union couldn’t have been as strong.
- George M.
"Phyllis C.I would like to express my thanks for the prompt and courteous attention shown by your people, it was greatly appreciated.
- Phyllis C.
"Daniel B.We really commend your office for being there and looking out for its members.
- Daniel B.
Tim Wiens, Amazingly you find people willing to help... Thanks for caring and thanks for your guidance.
- Mickey S.
...thank you for all your help and your patience with all of my calls...
- Melanie L.
"David C.Tom Redmond, Thank you for your very prompt, courteous and professional response to my requests…I am most impressed with the quality of service that you provide to your clients, it would be great if all companies were as responsive and accurate as yours
- David C.
"Sandi M.Mike McLucas was very knowledgeable about my husband’s account and just the way he spoke to me made me feel like I had a friend helping me through this sad and confusing time.
- Sandi M. - (Spouse of deceased member Thomas M.)
"Erin McKeever, Your professionalism is a well-balanced blend of competence, experience, and cordiality. Thank you for your continuing assistance..."
I would like to thank you for the UTUIA scholarship award. I am very excited to accept this scholarship as it will greatly assist me in furthering my education. The UTUIA and its generosity will help me realize my dream of obtaining a college degree. I sincerely thank you for your generosity. Have a great day!