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
January 13, 2021 Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, each year in the amount of $1,200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year […]
The TWU has spent the past few months working diligently to ensure today’s stimulus bill was passed. The International has been lobbying the Congress ever since March on direct aid to our sectors to ensure that our members are kept on payrolls. This work culminated in five relief and aid bills totaling nearly $4 trillion […]
The TWU Is Encouraged by Stimulus Agreement, Urges Congress to Provide Additional Funding for State and Local Governments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2020| Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Is Encouraged by Stimulus Agreement, Urges Congress to Provide Additional Funding for State and Local Governments TWU issued the following response to the deal reached by Congressional leaders in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: “The TWU worked hard to ensure this package […]
A Railroad Division member saved an injured hawk from PATH train tracks on the E platform heading towards Grove Street during the early morning hours of Friday, December 18. Local 2001 member Kevin Ronan said he was with his inspection partner and fellow TWU member Giuseppe Rosado, walking and inspecting the areas they were assigned […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com TWU Applauds Nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation Following the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Transportation Secretary, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union President John Samuelsen: “Pete Buttigieg is committed to transformational infrastructure investment that creates […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2020| Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris The below statement should be attributed to the Transport Workers Union (TWU) International Administrative Council: Thanks to historic levels of voter turnout, this country is going to get a President in Joe Biden who believes in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com Hypocritical DOT Refuses to Mandate Masks On Friday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) rejected a petition from the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO to require masks for passengers on commercial passenger transportation. TWU International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement in response: “It’s downright dangerous for […]
It is time to act! It is time to ensure that our North East Corridor and National Network of Long-Distance trains continues to function at current frequency. Call your Members of Congress today and ask for Amtrak funding in the next relief package. Let Congress know that Amtrak workers have been deemed essential workers and […]