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 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 […]
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 […]