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 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 […]
Published 30 Dec, 2015 14th Financial Officers Seminar Held If running a local union is like operating a small business, then local secretary-treasurers are the chief financial officers. As part of our union’s ongoing commitment to developing members’ skills, TWU held a Financial Officers Training seminar at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland in […]
TWU & Members of NJ Transit Labor Coalition Reach Tentative Deal, Avert Strike Published 11 Mar, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2016 CONTACT: Ori Korin, (202) 374-6103 A coalition of unions representing more than 4,000 rail workers on New Jersey Transit announced a tentative deal late Friday night in a massive victory for TWU members, who […]
Published 04 Jun, 2016 Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsements from Three California TWU Locals Hillary Clinton issued a statement following the endorsement of Transport Workers Union of America Locals 502, 505, and 250-A, three California-based local chapters that fight for transit workers statewide: “I am honored and grateful to have earned the endorsement of the Transport Workers […]
Published 04 Sep, 2011 NMB Arbitration proffer rejected by TWU – 10 other rail unions Yesterday afternoon the National Mediation Board proffered arbitration to TWU and 10 other Rail Labor unions in national negotiations with the freight railroads. [Click here for NMB PROFFER] International President James C. Little immediately responded to the NMB declining the […]
Published 24 Sep, 2013 </div> <div> <div>Harry Lombardo was elected by acclamation by the TWU 24th Constitutional Convention delegates as International President of the Transport Workers Union Tuesday afternoon along with John Samuelsen as Executive Vice President, Alex Garcia as Secretary-Treasurer, John Bland and Gary Maslanka as Administrative Vice Presidents.</div> <div>“I feel energized and I […]
Published 26 May, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country, as members of America’s armed forces. In Washington, DC — the location of the TWU International union hall — as around our nation, we […]
Published 14 Jan, 2015 </div></p> <div>Grounded in the Resolutions that came out of TWU’s 24th Constitutional Convention, the International’s education and training initiatives are transforming TWU representation at all levels of the union. The International Administrative Committee believes firmly that consistent, effective member representation is the bedrock of TWU’s success—and is committed to empowering and […]