Seventy-five years ago today, the United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, “a date which will live in infamy.” Ninety minutes after the attack began, it was over—leaving 2,403 Americans dead and another 1,178 wounded. The U.S. was at war with Japan, and three days later, with Germany. While the nation […]
Happy Thanksgiving to TWU members and their families From the leadership and international staff of TWU, we’d like to extend a heartfelt wish for a joyous Thanksgiving to all of our members. We know this is the busiest travel time of the year and many of you are working on Thanksgiving Day itself […]
TWU Local 234 has ratified its new contract with SEPTA in Philadelphia by a healthy majority. SEPTA Chairman Pasquale Deon has approved the ratification. Local 234 President Willie Brown called the contract “a big win for our members and for SEPTA passengers.” Read the Philadelphia Inquirer story.
Thousands of TWU Local 100 members, joined by representatives from TWU International leadership, flooded the streets of lower Manhattan Tuesday night, as the local prepares to open negotiations with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). President Lombardo addresses the crowd in New York An estimated 7,000 members armed with signs, songs and chants made […]
The Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO joins with millions of grateful Americans in recognizing the sacrifice and commitment of our veterans of the armed forces. On Veterans Day and every day, we are honored to count among TWU’s members thousands of veterans from all branches of the U.S. military who have protected this great […]
TWU Local 100, NTSB Investigating Tragic Death of Member Published 08 Nov, 2016 Local 100 member Louis Gray was working on the subway tracks in the early morning hours of Nov. 3 when he was struck and killed by an oncoming train as he and another member, Jeffrey Fleming, tried to jump out […]
TWU Local 234 Ends Strike Published 07 Nov, 2016 TWU Local 234 in Philadelphia and the city’s transit agency, SEPTA, came to an agreement early this morning to end the week-long strike in that city. The five-year deal is subject to ratification by the full membership.
Know Your Rights on Election Day Published 07 Nov, 2016 Election Day is here. TWU has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, and we want to make sure our members know their rights before they go in the voting booth this year. Here’s what you need to know: Many states offer same-day voter registration. If you […]
As Americans, Voting Is Our Duty. TWU Vets Explain Why. Published 07 Nov, 2016 As union members, friends, and allies, we cannot sit on the sidelines while anti-labor politicians try to court union voters. It’s time to take action and stand up for the rights of all union members. TWU represents nearly 140,000 working people […]
TWU Fact Check: The Truth About Hillary Clinton Published 01 Nov, 2016 What does Hillary stand for? She stands for… Expanding collective bargaining rights. Protecting workers’ rights. Empowering working people. Investing in good jobs. Support for airline and railroad worker bargaining rights. Promoting fair compensation. Her record proves it. If you’re out there […]