UTUIA Local 202 Representative
Don Wood (ROAD)
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UTUIA Regional Representative
than 131 years ago, UTUIA predecessors made a commitment to join
together to protect fellow employees in the rail industry, and their
families, against losses sustained due to hardship, injury and death.
Because of the hazardous nature of their occupation, commercial insurance companies would not insure railroad employees.
As these employees were too generous to allow their fellow workers to
suffer, they assisted one another by taking up collections — passing
the hat, if you will — for the benefit of the afflicted worker, or for
the worker's family in the event of his death. Railroaders were
independent, however, and the idea of charity did not appeal to them.
From this history and tradition, the idea of mutual help was born.
Who can participate?
employed in the transportation industry may apply for membership in
UTUIA. From its roots of fraternalism more than 131 years ago, UTUIA
has evolved to provide today's insurance and financial products to meet
The mission of United Transportation Union Insurance Association is:
- to promote the general welfare of its members in matters of mutual concern and interest;
disseminate information about life, health and annuity products
developed to fulfill the personal and financial needs of its members,
thereby providing for the security of UTUIA members and their families;
- to render uncompromising service to its members quickly, efficiently and professionally;
- and, to encourage and facilitate community outreach and volunteer activities through its local units.
pledge to its members is that it will continue to conduct its business
affairs for the benefit and security of its members and their families.
UTUIA recognizes its obligations to its members and shall constantly
strive to live up to the ideals of the fraternal benefit system.