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
Published 03 Nov, 2014 </div></p> <div> <div><strong style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Voters Raise Minimum Wage in Five States, Pro-Labor Candidates Win Key Races, Other Gains</strong></div> <div>It’s no secret that the 2014 midterm elections did not yield a pro-labor sea change in American politics. But you won’t get a full picture […]
Published 25 Jun, 2015 Railroad Division Local 2017 President Matt Conway and his team have reached an agreement for members employed at Union Tank Car in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The five-year agreement provides for 3 percent annual wage increases in the first four years and a 3-1/2 percent wage increase in year five. The agreement also […]
Published 10 Feb, 2016 Update: Read the thank you letter from Local 555 Those were the words of gratitude from a TWU Local 555 member who, along with over 100 co-workers, was suspended not long before Christmas. As previously reported, Southwest Airlines issued unpaid suspensions ranging from 45 to 90 days to 105 Local 555 members in December, […]
Published 22 Jul, 2016 Negotiations at American Airlines have dragged on long enough. We want to hold the company accountable to the promises they make at the bargaining table — but we need your help. That’s why we’re asking you to tweet, Instagram, and Facebook a #SolidaritySelfie to show you’re with us. We’re fighting for thousands […]
Published 31 Mar, 2016 This week, the Supreme Court officially deadlocked in the Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association case, effectively allowing the lower court’s decision in the case to stand. It was a victory for organized labor, but only a temporary reprieve from other harmful anti-worker cases making their way through the judicial system. The […]
Published 28 Sep, 2012 Nearly 100 Amtrak workers filled the hearing room on Sept. 20 for the hearing held by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T & I) regarding Amtrak’s operations. TWU members, Amtrak and freight railroaders, active and retired alike all made their way to Washington, DC on very short notice to demonstrate […]
Published 03 Apr, 2014 </div> <div>Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the union-endorsed Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, took her message of economic and social justice for working families on the road in our union’s famous motorcoach—known as the “TWU bus.”</div> <div>Endorsed by <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” href=”http://www.twu.org/Legislative/StateConferences.aspx” […]
Published 10 Nov, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, [November 11, 2014] Today, the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO honors all veterans for their extraordinary service. We thank our veterans for the safety and security that we enjoy every day, and for their many sacrifices in protecting the American way of life. TWU is proud […]