For Union Officials
This year we marked the 60th anniversary of the RRB's Informational Conference Program, which was started by the Office of the Labor Member back in 1957. Conducted at the request of Chief Executives of the railway labor unions, this program was designed to provide local union officers comprehensive information about the benefits available to rail employees and their families under the railroad retirement and unemployment insurance systems. Union officers who attend our conferences become familiar with our benefit programs, and are better prepared to share accurate, reliable information with their members.
Informational Conference Program Booklet (PDF)
Our field service representatives conduct each Informational Conference Program using a PowerPoint slide presentation examining the various benefits provided active, retired, and disabled rail workers and their families. Attendees receive a program booklet of this presentation with detailed side notes and general examples.
In addition to the program booklet, conference attendees receive an informational kit full of handouts and other helpful materials. Online and downloadable versions of items included with conference kits are available on our Educational Materials webpage. Union officials may use the order form to request printed copies of conference materials.
Informational Conference Program - Schedule and Registratiom
All informational conference programs scheduled for 2017 have been conducted. We do not yet have a schedule of conferences for 2018, but hope to have information regarding spring dates and locations posted to this webpage in early February.