G.C.A. 505 Officers

Anthony Simon

General Chairperson

Vincent Tessitore

Vice General Chairperson

Michael Denn



Local Chairpersons

Joseph Castaldo

Eugene Chino

Michael Denn

Jeffery Finn

Anthony Lavoratore

Christopher Leathers

Christopher Smith

Vincent Tessitore

Jason Valdemira

Due to potential over payments made to members, the Retro pay is being postponed until April 13th. Please visit the Local 645 page for further details


G.C. Anthony Simon unveils Grand Central Madison  at Opening Ceremony

G.C. Simon and Committee tour new GCM station

General Chairman states “made possible by the men and women of labor”



Governor Hochul celebrates completion of “Phase 1” on 3rd Track project. General Chairman Simon praise the men and women of Labor!

 Senator Kennedy tours Elmont Station with General Chairman Anthony Simon

Due to potential over payments made to members, the Retro pay is being postponed until April 13th. Please visit the Local 645 page for further details


General Chairperson Anthony Simon meets President Biden after Gateway Project Press Conference.

You asked for it and we made it happen!

    Please be advised that we are in the process of planning the MTA Defined Benefit Pension Seminars.   If you are an employee within 5 years of retirement, please feel free to join us at our upcoming seminar scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 4:30PM at JCC 5thfloor- Conference Rooms A&B.  Our guest speakers will include representation from Railroad Retirement Board, MTA Consolidated Pension and Benefits Department and Empower (formerly Prudential).   Please RSVP your attendance via email only if you are planning to attend in person and include your name and BSC# to one of the following individuals: alesia.ali@mtahq, stephanie.ross@mtahq.org, or danea.thomas@mtahq.org.   

If you wish to join the Pension Seminar via Zoom– please register your attendance via the link provided below and include your name and email address.  Please be advised that we are only accepting registration for this event date and time ONLY.   We appreciate your understanding.        


**Our future Pension Seminars are scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2023 and Tuesday, November 14, 2023.   A notice will be sent separately for each registration via in person or Zoom link before the event date and time.   

General President Sellers tours Elmont Station and UBS Arena

Letters from the General Chairman

Political Support Letters

Governor Hochul visits crews at Great Neck Station after Ida.

“What makes a union

strong is the resolve

of it’s membership”-

Anthony Simon

The confidential Close Call

Reporting System (C3RS) 

is a partnership between

NASA , the FRA, Participating railroads

and labor organizations.  It is designed to

improve railroad safety by collecting and

studying reports detailing unsafe conditions

and events in the railroad industry.

Employees will be able to report

safety issues or “close calls” voluntarily

and confidentially.