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
The TWU is always thankful for all the hard work our members perform every day. This weekend, we’re especially grateful for our members who have served in the military, and we will take a moment to honor the sacrifices they made. Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. […]
Established in 1969, the Michael J. 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 […]
TWU Local 2054 leadership, including President Tommy Murray, lobbied the Rhode Island and Massachusetts congressional delegation on March 27. They asked Congressmembers to investigate the crooked and corrupt French company, Keolis, as well as its ability to provide reliable service as a responsible commuter rail operator in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The TWU launched a petition to fire Amtrak President Richard Anderson. Since Amtrak President Richard Anderson took office, he has been hell-bent on privatizing our national rail network. This slash-and-burn CEO is busy gutting service and killing careers. On June 1, 2018, Anderson cut dining car service on two long-distance lines: the Capitol Limited and Lake […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWU Contact: John Feltz, 732-567-5262 UNITE HERE Contact: Donald Boyd, 312-404-3526 TCU/IAM Contact: Jack Dinsdale, 661-204-6909 Survey Says: Amtrak Passengers Prefer Skilled, Trained Onboard Service Workers Unions Call for Firing of Chief Executive Outsourcer Richard Anderson On Monday, December 17, members of the Amtrak Service Workers Council (ASWC), comprising the Transportation Workers Union of America (TWU), UNITE […]
December 13, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWU Contact: John Feltz, 732-567-5262 UNITE HERE Contact: Donald Boyd, 312-404-3526 TCU/IAM Contact: Jack Dinsdale, 661-204-6909 Amtrak Service Workers Council Calls Out Amtrak President Richard Anderson for Privatizing Our National Rail Network WHEN: Monday, December 17 at 11 a.m. WHERE: Corner of Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street, Boston, outside […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano 202-719-3837 The Unsung Heroes of the Thanksgiving Acela Disaster: Transport Workers Union Members When Acela #2230 was stranded for hours on Nov. 25 with no power or functioning bathroom, it was Amtrak onboard service workers who stepped up to the plate to save the day. The workers – represented […]
The entire leadership and staff at the TWU International extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our members. We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping everyone safe as they journey to their loved ones. You […]