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Transit Presidents work together at the conference  

In keeping with TWU International’s pledge to offer more education and resources for locals, the Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division held a two-day training conference last week for nearly 75 of its local presidents and officers, who were joined by colleagues from the air and railroad divisions. The meeting was called to order and chaired by International Vice President, Administrative Assistant to the International President and Division Director Jerome Lafragola, who sees the yearly conference as a way “to continue to build strength and unity within the Transit Division. It is helpful to bring the leaders together in person to share ideas and exchange tips and strategies to maintain a united workplace.”

 

Read more>> June 17, 2016

Brothers and Sisters:

The International Administrative Committee is proud to announce TWU’s endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President. As Election 2016 nears, we hope each and every one of you will consider this endorsement and the great privilege that comes with voting.

We hear from many of our members that you don’t like to be told for whom to cast your ballot. That’s fair. But there is simply too much at stake in this particular election for us to sit quietly on the sidelines any longer. The differences between the two remaining candidates are staggering, and we must spend the next five months doing everything we can to ensure that our movement will survive this election.

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Read more>> June 14, 2016

The Transport Workers Union of America stands in solidarity with the victims of the Orlando massacre and all of the families, loved ones, workers, and community members affected by this tragedy. We are reminded of the words of Martin Niemöller, who wrote:


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.
 


Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
 


Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.
 


Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


In an era of segregation, our union was founded on inclusion and we are proud of this long history of commitment to civil and human rights. Today, as always TWU stands as one regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, or nationality. We join with the proud chorus of voices around the world wishing for a full recovery for those injured.
 

 

Read more>> June 12, 2016
TWU International President Harry Lombardo was recently honored for his outstanding leadership by Labor Press, New York’s leading source for daily labor news and industry information, at a celebration in New York. 
 
The event, held June 1, was also attended by a delegation from the AFL-CIO, led by Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler and AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation President Mike Stotz. 
 
 
Read more>> June 08, 2016
Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsements from Three California TWU Locals
 
Hillary Clinton issued a statement following the endorsement of Transport Workers Union of America Locals 502, 505, and 250-A, three California-based local chapters that fight for transit workers statewide:
 
"I am honored and grateful to have earned the endorsement of the Transport Workers Union of America Locals 502, 505, and 250-A.
 
 
Read more>> June 04, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2016

CONTACT: Chris Donnelly (732) 280-9600

Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 & 505 Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

California – The Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 and 505 today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. In making their endorsement, the locals cited her commitment to giving working people a voice against corporate America, to workers’ bargaining rights and protecting retirement security, and her plan to invest in the country’s infrastructure.
 

 

Read more>> June 03, 2016

TWU’s Veterans Committee is asking all our TWU brothers and sisters to reach out to Congress on behalf of the men and women who have served in the armed forces and receive their health care from the VA. Some in Congress are looking to shut down the entire VA health care system at the expense of those who need it the most.

Read more>> June 02, 2016

As graduation loomed for high school students across the country, 335 of them, sons and daughters and other dependents of TWU members, awaited word on the Michael J. Quill Scholarship announcement.

Established in 1969, the Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out per year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or university and may be used for tuition, college fees, or room and board while pursuing an undergraduate degree.

 

Read more>> June 01, 2016

 

 

 

 

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