The Rail Division represents members at Amtrak, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Conrail, and some of the Northeast’s largest regional rail systems. We are proud to be the voice of car inspectors, car repairmen, welders, crane operators, carpenters, on-board service workers, cleaners, trackmen, and flagmen at the bargaining table, fighting for fairer wages, increased safety, and better benefits for the hardworking people who keep our trains and freight rail moving.
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Rail Division Updates
Rail Division Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com Hypocritical DOT Refuses to Mandate Masks On Friday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) rejected a petition from the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO to require masks for passengers on commercial passenger transportation. TWU International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement in response: “It’s downright dangerous for […]
It is time to act! It is time to ensure that our North East Corridor and National Network of Long-Distance trains continues to function at current frequency. Call your Members of Congress today and ask for Amtrak funding in the next relief package. Let Congress know that Amtrak workers have been deemed essential workers and […]
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The TWU honors the sacrifices made by Cabin Crews, Passengers, First Responders and all the innocent victims who perished that day. The TWU also celebrates all of our members who played a significant role in the following months selflessly assisting with response, transportation, rescue, recovery and […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org Amtrak’s Proposed Cuts ‘Like a Slap in the Face’ TWU Local 1460 President Testifies at House T&I Subcommittee Hearing WASHINGTON, DC – TWU Local 1460 President Amy Griffin testified before the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials about […]
The leadership and staff of the TWU International wish our frontline heroes and their families a very safe and happy Labor Day! The past few months have been filled with tragedy. In the midst of these hardships and sacrifices, we deserve to pause for one day to revel in our holiday. Labor Day celebrates all […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com TWU Amtrak Workers Under Attack, Facing Job Cuts Despite safeguarding the public throughout the pandemic, 700 On-Board Service workers will be furloughed by Amtrak beginning October 1, 2020. Not only do these workers interface with the riding public, they are trained to be first responders […]
When Amtrak announced it might cut nearly 2,000 On-Board Service careers back in 2018, the TWU Railroad Division immediately started a campaign to halt the attack on our members. We held press conferences and rallies in Washington, DC, New York City, Boston and Chicago, demanding that Amtrak stop the cuts. The events garnered enough headlines […]
Tomorrow, please join us in watching the March on Washington virtually, info is below: If there ever was a year that underscored the importance of collective action, and the significance of civil rights activism, it is the year 2020. After months of protests, online petitions, campaigns, and boycotts, we’ve seen firsthand the power we have […]