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
NEW YORK, NY: More than 1,700 hardworking Amtrak employees will be laid off – and service will continue to deteriorate – unless slash-and-burn CEO Richard Anderson is stopped. Ever since he was appointed President and CEO of Amtrak last year, he has been hell-bent on privatizing our national rail system and has already taken steps […]
It may be 17 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but the TWU family feels its effects every single day. In total, about 3,000 TWU Local 100 members were either assigned to the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero or volunteered to help. Members of TWU Locals throughout the New York metropolitan […]
The entire TWU International Administrative Committee and staff wish our hardworking members and their families a very Happy Labor Day! This is our holiday – a day to celebrate all the progress the trade union movement has made. Whether you spend your weekend grilling with your family or on the job keeping America moving, take […]
Members of the TWU International Working Women’s Committee met in Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 26 and 27, hosted by Local 525. TWU International Director of Human and Civil Rights and Working Women’s Committee John Bland and Committee Chair LaTonya Crisp opened the meeting with remarks stressing the importance of voting this November, registering those […]
Amtrak Service Workers Council ‘Will Never, Ever Back Down’! Demands Meeting with President Anderson
The Amtrak Service Workers Council (ASWC) held a lively press conference in front of 1 Massachusetts Ave NW in Washington, DC – steps away from Union Station – on Wednesday, July 18. Demands to restore careers and service serenaded the Amtrak board of directors’ meeting taking place inside. The ASWC consists of three unions that […]
Brothers and Sisters, It’s been two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mark Janus and against every worker and every trade union member. This ruling is the latest attack in the sustained and highly coordinated campaign by anti-worker entities to erode the rights of working people and dismantle unions. The TWU anticipated this […]
WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 10am WHERE: 1 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC Outside of the Amtrak board members’ general meeting WHO: Amtrak Service Workers Council members, including representatives from the TWU, UNITE-HERE and TCU-IAM, TWU Local 1460 President Amy Griffin, community allies. WHY: On June 1, Amtrak President Richard Anderson cut full dining-car service from […]
Established in 1969, the Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or university and […]