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
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 […]
October 9th, 2018 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-826-7072 New York, NY: More than 100 Amtrak workers, union leaders and supporters vowed Tuesday to fight Amtrak CEO’ Richard Anderson “tooth and nail” to stop massive layoffs and service cuts. Anderson already eliminated full dining-car service on two lines earlier this year and is looking to eliminate the […]