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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 The TWU Supports House Moving Forward Infrastructure Framework The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) supports the Moving Forward Framework for infrastructure investment introduced today by House leaders today. The plan will increase infrastructure investment to $760 billion over five years, prioritizing public transit funding, […]
Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course. We […]
The entire leadership and staff at the TWU International extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our hardworking, dedicated 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 […]
TWU, Leading Unions, Associations, Announce ‘Moving America Forward’ Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure at UNLV
On Nov. 20, a group of leading labor unions associations announced “Moving America Forward: a 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure,” convened by United for Infrastructure, to be held over President’s Day Weekend 2020 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). President’s Day Weekend marks the start of early voting in […]
CLEVELAND and WASHINGTON, DC, November 1 — Top leaders of 10 rail unions announced today that their organizations will be participating in coordinated bargaining in the round of national negotiations that began on November 1, 2019. The unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition are: American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA) Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen / […]
President Samuelsen Elected USA Chair of International Transport Workers Federation Road Transport Committee
TWU International President John Samuelsen was elected USA Chair of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Road Transport Committee earlier this month. The ITF represents over 2.5 million road transport workers around the world. In this role, President Samuelsen will work with other transportation leaders around the world to combat the negative effects of privatization, […]
TWU International Communications Dept Wins More than 10 ILCA Awards The TWU International Communications Department won more than 10 International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Awards for work performed in the 2018 calendar year. The ILCA, founded in 1955, is the professional organization of labor communicators in North America. The annual ILCA Labor Media Contest recognizes […]