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 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 […]
Published 05 Jan, 2016 1966 Strike a Seminal Moment in TWU History Fifty years ago this month, New York City transit workers, led by TWU founding president Michael Quill, voted unanimously to strike, setting the stage for how TWU is recognized today: a fighting, militant union that stands up for justice for all working people, […]
Published 06 May, 2016 After averting a strike in March, TWU Local 2001 members have ratified their new contract with New Jersey Transit. A coalition of 14 unions, representing 4,000 rail workers, agreed to a deal less than 48 hours before they would have gone on strike. The unions had been working without a contract […]
Published 08 Jun, 2016 TWU International President Harry Lombardo was recently honored for his outstanding leadership by Labor Press, New York’s leading source for daily labor news and industry information, at a celebration in New York. The event, held June 1, was also attended by a delegation from the AFL-CIO, led by Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler […]
1.3 Million Ohioans ask Governor “Can You Hear Us Now?” Published 30 Jun, 2011 A semi-truck stuffed with petitions delivered nearly 1.3 million signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State on June 29 in order to put union busting SB 5 up for a citizen’s veto. Thousands of Ohioans marched through the streets of the […]
Published 27 Sep, 2013 </div> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Two years too long was chanted by hundreds of TWU delegates as they rallied outside Allegiant headquarters to support the flight attendants of Local 577 who have spent the last two years battling Allegiant for a contract.<br /><br />“And we’ve […]
Published 18 Jul, 2014 TWU International and local elected officers and staff gather for the 2014 scholarship drawings at the TWU International union hall in Washington, DC. From left to right: (at front) Union Benefit Planners Vice President of Sales and Marketing Lori Goldberg, Local 101 Vice President Josephine Arroyo, International Executive Vice President and […]
TWU Represented at AFL-CIO MLK Civil & Human Rights Conference Published 19 Jan, 2015 </div></p> <div>Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we must reaffirm our commitment to the fight for justice. From TWU’s founding in 1934, our pursuit of absolute economic and social justice—regardless of race, gender, class or creed—has been this union’s most […]