Stop Cuts to Railroad Workers’ Benefits by Supporting the Railroad Employee Equity and Fairness (REEF) Act
With the end of the national emergency related to Covid-19, the budget sequestration cuts will be reimposed on Railroad Unemployment and Sickness Benefits (RUI) on May 10th, 2023. This will trigger cuts to railroaders’ checks by 5.7% (for 2023 - but it varies by year).
The Railroad Employee Equity and Fairness (REEF) Act would repeal this unfair and unnecessary reduction that only targets the unemployment of railroad workers (regular State-based unemployment programs are already exempt).
That's why we are calling on the U.S. House and Senate to vote in support of the REEF Act that would permanently exempt RUI Benefits from budget sequestration reductions.
We need to protect rail workers and their benefits.
Quickly and easily send a letter to your Reps and Senators telling them you want them to support the REEF Act.