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
The International is working with local leaders in the Houston area and State Conferences across the country to monitor the safety of our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricane Harvey and extreme weather in Texas. Stay tuned for updates as we assess members’ needs and coordinate the union’s support effort.
TWU International President John Samuelsen fired off a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday, calling on the White House to stand up and protect TWU members’ livelihoods in their contract fight with American Airlines. The letter calls out the company for its continued offshoring of jobs, a decidedly un-American business model, and a clear […]
TWU International President John Samuelsen, along with more than a dozen other TWU leaders, wrote a scathing letter to Gary Kelly, Southwest’s CEO. Southwest has written up three employees per day, and fired one every other day – and it has obliterated employee morale. Enough is enough. Check out the full letter here.
On Wednesday, June 21, the International Executive Council voted unanimously to fill the vacancies on the International Administrative Committee left open by recent retirements and appointments. Below, please find the new IAC officers and their updated positions: John Samuelsen, International President Alex Garcia, International Executive Vice President Gary E. Maslanka, International Secretary-Treasurer John Bland, International […]
Established in 1969, the Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out per 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 university and […]
At TWU, we’re thankful for all our members and every brave service member who has served in the military, and today we’ll take a moment to honor their sacrifices for our country. This holiday is a chance to remember all our fallen but not forgotten heroes. For so many of us Memorial Day is the […]
IEC Unanimously Elevates John Samuelsen As 10th International President After Harry Lombardo Announces Retirement At the TWU International Executive Council meeting today, Executive Vice President John Samuelsen was elevated to International President after incumbent President Harry Lombardo unexpectedly announced his retirement, effective immediately. Samuelsen is President of TWU’s largest affiliate, Local 100 in New York […]