“Now is the time.” Those were the words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he addressed the sanitation workers on strike in Memphis just weeks before he was assassinated. Today, we honor Dr. King’s birthday but we do so not as a moment in history, but as a call to action today, to […]
The TWU Veterans Committee will hold its next quarterly meeting January 31 (travel day) through February 3 in Phoenix, Arizona. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Recording Secretary Charlana Bilodeau and also to add any agenda items. Book your room by Jan. 12. Read the full notice.
Brothers and Sisters: The TWU International Administrative Committee and International staff extend to you and your families warm wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season. This is a time for reflection and to make plans for 2017; a time to give thanks for one another, to evaluate what we accomplished, and to assess where we […]
The AFL-CIO will not be holding a conference this year; but TWU, along with the Black Heritage Society will still observe and celebrate the holiday in Houston, Texas, January 13 – 16, 2017. For more information about the event, including costs and how to register, please read this memo from John Bland, International Administrative Vice […]
TWU International President Harry Lombardo joined International Executive Vice President and Local 100 President John Samuelsen at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) December Board meeting yesterday, addressing the body about the importance of equitable wage increases and additional worker safety measures. Local 100’s contracts for TA/OA and MTA bus members are set to expire […]
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 […]
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). An estimated 7,000 members armed with signs, songs and chants made their voices heard loud and clear in front of MTA […]