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
A company has used the TWU’s logo to sell facemasks that do not meet federal respiratory standards and are not union made. The Transport Workers Union of America does not sanction the sale of these products and we are fighting to stop it. A fly-by-night non-union company, which goes by various names including Mercury Tee, […]
April 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWU to DOT: Save Lives Now! Masks Must Be Required on All Passenger Transportation An international team of medical and scientific experts, as well as the President of the Transport Workers Union of America, today called on U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to require masks for all passengers […]
U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers That They Cannot Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions During Coronavirus Pandemic
April 8, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers that it is illegal to retaliate against workers because they report unsafe and unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Acts of retaliation can include terminations, demotions, denials of overtime or promotion, or reductions in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com Unions Call on Treasury to Keep Workers Top Priority in CARES Act Implementation WASHINGTON, DC – The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and five other unions representing nearly 400,000 airline and airport workers sent a letter to Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin outlining how to […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Opposes the Senate Republican Stimulus Proposal and Demands Immediate Relief for Workers In response to the Senate Republican stimulus proposal, the following statement should be attributed to John Samuelsen, International President, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU): “The Senate Republican stimulus proposal is […]
March 19, 2020 Dear TWU local leaders and members, As we all continue to grapple with the unprecedented public health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus, I wanted to reach out to brief you on the efforts which the International has been making on behalf of our members’ health, safety, and economic welfare. I […]
On Thursday, January 30, members of TWU Local 2001 held a lively informational picket in Jersey City. They have been working nine years without a contract. Mayor Steve Fulop visited the picket line. Check out all the photos!
By Larry Higgs They were loud, they were numerous and they told commuters and passersby they haven’t had a new contract in close to a decade. Several hundred off-duty PATH workers from eight unions that haven’t reached an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a demonstration Thursday afternoon at the Grove […]