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
RELEASE: United Rail Unions Sue to Block Carriers from Modifying Healthcare Benefits without Bargaining
Washington, DC, August 7 — On August 5, 2020, 12 rail unions whose members and their families are covered by the NRC/UTU Plan and the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan, filed suit against the nation’s Class I railroad carriers in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The suit asks […]
The Union is saddened today by the passing of Theresa Samuelsen, who raised four sons and a daughter in Brooklyn, including TWU International President Samuelsen. She had eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Her husband Bunky passed away in 2017. She was a lifetime trade unionist, who worked as a benefit fund administrator for both […]
With heavy hearts, the TWU International Administrative Council announces the passing of John Bland. It is said the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice. Mr. Bland stood on the precipice of that arc to demand justice for all. John Bland was TWU’s Administrative Vice President until his retirement in 2017 and the Director […]
Members rally in Jersey City in January 2020 July 7, 2020 Road to Nowhere PATH Workers at TWU Local 2001 Without a Contract for Nine Years Members at TWU Local 2001 working for PATH have been negotiating a contract for nearly nine years– and with no progress in sight, members are disgusted. The company is […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The TWU Applauds Passage of $1.5T House Surface Transportation Bill INVEST in America Act provides essential worker protections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic Washington, D.C. – The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) applauds the House passage of the Investing in a New […]
Established in 1969, the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every 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 […]
Members of the TWU Railroad Division family need your help! Here’s what you can do. Amtrak is putting 20% of its workers on the chopping block to be furloughed and has plans to drastically reduce long-distance services. The company is using the Covid-19 pandemic to cut or suspend service on many of its routes across […]
June 19, 1865, or Juneteenth, marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States, one of the most important dates in our nation’s history. But even today, 155 years later, systemic racism is still alive in the United States. Over the past several months, the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, […]