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.
In February 2019, the TWU Railroad Division launched a petition to the Amtrak Board of Directors to fire Amtrak President Richard Anderson. Anderson wants to privatize our national rail system and has slashed service and killed careers. Click here to sign the petition.
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Rail Division Updates
Rail Division Updates
Published 07 Nov, 2012 The results are in and President Obama has won! Thank you to the hundreds of TWU members around the country who tirelessly phone banked and canvassed to get out the vote these past few months. Your hard work got people to the polls and vote for a president who supports […]
Published 19 May, 2014 </div> <div>TWU’s push in the first full day of the 2014 Legislative and COPE Conference was to educate and train TWU members to be effective lobbyists on Capitol Hill and back in their home districts. </div> <div>Members heard from Ed Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: […]
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, […]