May 29, 2018 Contact: John Feltz (732) 567-5262 Amtrak Service Workers Council Denounces Dining Car Service Cuts Transport Workers Union, UNITE-HERE, TCU-IAM The Amtrak Service Workers Council (ASWC) denounces Amtrak’s plan to cut dining car service from the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited routes, beginning Friday June 1. We pledge to do everything in […]
The TWU JCC Carmen/Coach Cleaners and TWU ASWC/OBS voted overwhelmingly to ratify the Amtrak Agreement, with 97 percent of the Carmen/Coach Cleaners and 94 percent of the ASWC/OBS members voting in favor of the agreement. Union leadership called the vote a solid display of confidence in the agreement and thank the members for their support.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2018 TWU Railroad Carmen Ratify National Agreement TWU Carmen along with the TCU Brotherhood have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the National Agreement, with nearly 80% voting in favor. Union leadership called the vote a solid display of confidence in the agreement. The TWU leadership and negotiating team thank the membership […]
On January 5, 2018 the TWU reached a tentative agreement for our TWU/JCC (Mechanical) and TWU/ASWC (On-Board Service) Members together with our coalition bargaining partners. The Tentative Agreement provides significant wages with full Retroactive Pay beginning with the July 1, 2015 wage increase. Beginning January 1, 2018 members’ Health and Welfare will be frozen at […]
TWU International President John Samuelsen fired off a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday, calling on the White House to stand up and protect TWU members’ livelihoods in their contract fight with American Airlines. The letter calls out the company for its continued offshoring of jobs, a decidedly un-American business model, and a clear […]
TWU International President John Samuelsen, along with more than a dozen other TWU leaders, wrote a scathing letter to Gary Kelly, Southwest’s CEO. Southwest has written up three employees per day, and fired one every other day – and it has obliterated employee morale. Enough is enough. Check out the full letter here.
On Wednesday, June 21, the International Executive Council voted unanimously to fill the vacancies on the International Administrative Committee left open by recent retirements and appointments. Below, please find the new IAC officers and their updated positions: John Samuelsen, International President Alex Garcia, International Executive Vice President Gary E. Maslanka, International Secretary-Treasurer John Bland, International […]
At TWU, we’re thankful for all our members and every brave service member who has served in the military, and today we’ll take a moment to honor their sacrifices for our country. This holiday is a chance to remember all our fallen but not forgotten heroes. For so many of us Memorial Day is the […]
IEC Unanimously Elevates John Samuelsen As 10th International President After Harry Lombardo Announces Retirement At the TWU International Executive Council meeting today, Executive Vice President John Samuelsen was elevated to International President after incumbent President Harry Lombardo unexpectedly announced his retirement, effective immediately. Samuelsen is President of TWU’s largest affiliate, Local 100 in New York […]