UTU Alumni Association Benefits

Join the UTU Alumni Association!

Retired UTU members in the U.S. and Canada, as well as those individuals nearing retirement or interested in pension and other issues affecting transportation-labor families, are invited to participate in a voluntary program designed especially for them, the UTU Alumni Association. With annual dues set at only US $9 per year, membership in this fast-growing program doesn’t cost — it pays! UTU Alumni Association members enjoy:

UTU News

Alumni Association members continue to receive the UTU News, the UTU International’s monthly newspaper covering subjects of interest to active and retired individuals from the transportation industry, including developments affecting Railroad Retirement and Social Security.

Embroidered baseball cap

New Alumni Association members receive a high-quality blue baseball cap embroidered with the UTU Alumni Association logo in silver.

Annual calendar

Alumni members receive an annual UTU calendar featuring a variety of fine photographs. Besides helping to keep track of important dates, the calendar includes a section in the back for recording the information and phone numbers important to you and your family.

UTU Travelers’ Club

Alumni Association members are automatically enrolled in the UTU Travelers’ Club, which sponsors excursions geared to the interests of retirees. Trips, announced in the UTU News, have included train tours of Mexico and Canada, and cruises of Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean. For information about the UTU Travelers Club’s latest offerings, click here.

Hotel discounts

UTU Alumni Association members can take advantage of special discounts from 10 to 20 percent off the standard room rates at a number of North America’s most popular hotel chains. Click here to view a list of participating hotel chains and the discounts offered.

Cellular phone discounts

AT&T Wireless is now offering special rates on cellphones and service. UTU Alumni Association members can get up to 15 percent off AT&T Wireless cellular-service bills. Log onto, or visit the AT&T store near you. Mention code: 3508840. To locate the AT&T store nearest you, click here. For additional information, see this ad.

National Car Rental discounts

Alumni Association members can receive discounts on car-rental rates at National Car Rental in the United States and Tilden Rent-A-Car in Canada. A current UTU Alumni Association membership card, along with recap number 5005467, is all that is needed to receive the discount at the rental location. Visit National’s website by clicking here.

Document portfolio

Alumni Association members receive an important-papers portfolio ideal for filing insurance policies, wills, stock, bond and mutual-fund certificates, marriage certificates and other important documents.

Assets Manager

Alumni members get a 42-page UTU/UTUIA Assets Manager designed for recording the legal, insurance, financial and estate information for you and your family.

Medical Manager

Alumni Association members receive a UTU/UTUIA Medical Manager booklet for recording and updating your complete medical history, medications, special diets and more, making communication with your doctor or other care provider more effective and accurate.

The Final Call

Alumni members who pass away are listed in the “Final Call” section of the UTU News.

To join the UTU Alumni Association, send your name and address (including UTU local number, if applicable) along with a check or money order payable to “UTU Alumni Association” in the amount of $9 (U.S. funds only, please) for one year’s membership to: UTU Alumni Association, 24950 Country Club Blvd., Suite 340, North Olmsted, OH 44070-5333. Please allow six to eight weeks for memberships to become activated and for the new-member kit to arrive. To download an application for membership in the UTU Alumni Association, click here. If you would like to receive email updates from the UTU Alumni Association regarding important news and other information affecting both active and retired UTU members, please send your name, local number, home address and email address to the UTU Alumni Association by clicking on the link below. Be sure to double check the information for accuracy before sending your e-mail registration. Your email address will be kept confidential. It will not be sold, traded or given to anyone else. Register your e-mail address.