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 26 Nov, 2014 Brothers and Sisters, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! Q: What is TWU grateful for? A: Your commitment to our great union, your hard work every day on the job, and everything you do to lift up working men and women! Going to be doing a lot of baking this […]
Published 16 Dec, 2015 Brothers and Sisters: As we write this message, over 100 of our members from Local 555 have been suspended for attending regional union meetings in Southern California and Orlando, Florida last month. Local 555 leadership organized the meetings to discuss options with their membership after stalled negotiations with Southwest Airlines, a […]
Published 08 Mar, 2016 Another of our Voter Registration Campaign videos has just been released! Through the years, there have been some great films about the American political process: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Primary Colors, All the President’s Men. But none of those even come close to a new movie premiering this spring, co-produced […]
TWU Locals 250-A, 502 & 505 Endorse Clinton Published 03 Jun, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2016 CONTACT: Chris Donnelly (732) 280-9600 Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 & 505 Endorse Hillary Clinton for President California – The Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 and 505 today endorsed Hillary Clinton […]
Published 15 Oct, 2011 On October 6, 2011 the White House announced the appointment of five-member Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) to investigate and make non-binding recommendations in the dispute involving TWU and 10 other rail labor unions and the National Carrier’s Conference Committee which represent the freight railroads. The President issued the executive order, under […]
Published 23 Sep, 2013 </div> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Trumpets, drums and bag pipes gave way to the TWU’s 24th Constitutional Convention, Globally United, Stronger Unions, call to order on Monday, September 23 in Las Vegas.<br /><br />TWU Executive Vice President and Chair of the Constitutional Convention, Harry Lombardo, […]
Published 20 May, 2014 At noon, hundreds of TWU members marched arm in arm with our brothers and sisters at the ATU to Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C., calling on Congress to fund mass transit. Those assembled—members of TWU and ATU, riders, public officials, advocates and allies—heard from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rev. Al […]
Published 08 Dec, 2014 By Bob Wechsler, TWU Education & Training Coordinator The question inevitably comes up at the membership meeting, “Why can’t we afford it?’ Twenty-five local union officers, most of them Secretary-Treasurers came together at the Maritime Institute in Lithnicum, MD for an intensive 2.5-day training to learn and practice the tools of […]