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
On January 5, 2018 the TWU reached a tentative agreement for our TWU/JCC (Mechanical) and TWU/ASWC (On-Board Service) Members together with our coalition bargaining partners. The Tentative Agreement provides significant wages with full Retroactive Pay beginning with the July 1, 2015 wage increase. Beginning January 1, 2018 members’ Health and Welfare will be frozen at […]
The wake of destruction left from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is unimaginable. TWU members and retirees are not only facing the struggle of rebuilding homes and replacing belongings, but daily survival items such as food, water, medical supplies, and electricity are scarce. At the Transport Workers Union’s 25th Convention, delegates unanimously approved a resolution, […]
In addition to the TWU Hurricane Relief Fund, TWU members who use Union Plus programs can apply for disaster relief grants through Union Plus. Disaster relief grants are for $500, and they do not need to be repaid. Find out if you’re eligible for a Union Plus disaster relief grant on the Union Plus website.
The “United Unstoppable” slate won re-election at the Transport Workers Union 25th Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas, September 26, 2017. Officers are as follows: John Samuelsen, International President Alex Garcia, International Executive Vice President Gary Maslanka, International Secretary-Treasurer John Bland, International Administrative Vice President Jerome Lafragola, International Administrative Vice President Thank you for the participation […]
On behalf of the 55,000 Transport Workers Union members in New York and the 15,000 flights attendants we represent at Southwest Airlines, we were angered to learn of United Capital’s deplorable labor relations approach to contract negotiations with the Hotel Trades Council. Read our letter to David Hayes here.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on legislation that enables the technology and auto industries to test and sell driverless vehicles on a national scale by exempting them from key Department of Transportation safety regulations. The Transport Workers Union has been closely monitoring this legislation and is encouraged by some recent improvements to […]
On behalf of the entire TWU International Administrative Committee and staff, Happy Labor Day to our hardworking members and their families. This holiday represents an important opportunity to reflect on the trade union movement’s rich history, and to renew our commitment to the many fights ahead. Whether you spend the weekend grilling with your family […]