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
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 […]
Local 1460 President Amy Griffin spent May 31 and June 1 on the ground talking to members, letting them know about Amtrak President Richard Anderson’s plans to cut dining car service from the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited lines, beginning June 1. Griffin was joined by Unite Here General Chair Dwayne Bateman, who stressed […]
May 29, 2018 Contact: John Feltz (732) 567-5262 Amtrak Service Workers Council Denounces Dining Car Service Cuts Transport Workers Union, UNITE-HERE, TCU-IAM The Amtrak Service Workers Council (ASWC) denounces Amtrak’s plan to cut dining car service from the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited routes, beginning Friday June 1. We pledge to do everything in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018 CONTACT: Pete Donohue Pdonohue@twu.org Washington, D.C. – In response to the release of the Senate Democrats’ Jobs & Infrastructure Plan for America’s Workers, Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “We commend the Senate Democrats for the plan they released today that proposes […]