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 14 Jun, 2016 Brothers and Sisters: The International Administrative Committee is proud to announce TWU’s endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for President. As Election 2016 nears, we hope each and every one of you will consider this endorsement and the great privilege that comes with voting. We hear from many of […]
Published 26 May, 2011 Transport Workers Union of America President, James C. Little was one of two labor union presidents and 16 other principal officers of various organizations, including Amtrak, participating in a discussion on “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure” with the Senate Democratic Caucus on May 25, 2011. The dialogue focused on job creation, the impact […]
Published 06 Nov, 2013 On October 30, locals from all three divisions across Ohio and Michigan convened a meeting of the Ohio/Michigan State Conference, held quarterly. Political initiatives on the table ran the gamut from impending right-to-work legislation in Ohio to a recently introduced transit worker assault bill. Our locals in the region are expecting […]
Published 01 Sep, 2014 On Labor Day, we celebrate our nation’s proud tradition of labor activism and the determination and fighting spirit of the American worker. Brothers and Sisters, we — the working class — built this country and are responsible for its continued prosperity. It is a fact that industrial trade unions, including the […]
Published 28 Jan, 2015 The latest issue of the TWU Express is hot off the presses and en route to TWU members across America. But you can get an advance look at the digital version of the issue right now! Read the full issue Read and download previous issues …Return
Published 20 Jan, 2016 You can now connect with us on Instagram! Follow @TransportWorker for updates from the ground (and from the skies!) If you were at the MLK Day parade in Washington, DC, tag your posts with #1uMLK so we can see them. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@TransportWorker). …Return
Published 27 May, 2016 International President Harry Lombardo reflects on Memorial Day in this video message to members. Having trouble viewing the video below? Watch on YouTube. Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War in 1868, when an organization of veterans in Illinois established it as a time for the nation to decorate […]
Published 19 May, 2011 For 40 years Amtrak has provided travelers with rail service between cities and towns across the U.S., but the publicly run company has faced challenges of underfunding, threats of privatization and changing management, which has created a turbulent environment for Amtrak workers, according to an article in Progressive Railroading that features TWU International […]