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At noon, hundreds of TWU members marched arm in arm with our brothers and sisters at the ATU to Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC, calling on Congress to fund mass transit. 
 
TWU leadership and rank and file members carried the momentum of the march into dozens of meetings with their elected representatives, in a second day of targeted lobbying on Capitol Hill.
 
Read more>> May 20, 2014

The TWU’s push in the first full day of the 2014 Legislative and COPE Conference was to educate and train TWU members to be effective lobbyists on Capitol Hill and back in their home districts. Members heard from Ed Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL), and Global Trade Watch Executive Director Lori Wallach. In the afternoon, after an intensive overview of TWU’s legislative agenda, members met with their elected representatives on Capitol Hill.

Read more>> May 19, 2014
"Tuesday marked a decisive victory for TWU Local 171 and public transit riders in three Michigan communities," said TWU International President Harry Lombardo. 13,949 Michiganders turned out at the polls to vote yes on the only item on Tuesday’s special election ballot — the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's 0.7-mill tax proposal to expand local transit services. The funding increase will create new TWU-represented union jobs in public transit, bring much-needed bus service to underserved communities, and alleviate dangerous overcrowding.
 
Read more>> May 08, 2014

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