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
WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 10am WHERE: 1 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC Outside of the Amtrak board members’ general meeting WHO: Amtrak Service Workers Council members, including representatives from the TWU, UNITE-HERE and TCU-IAM, TWU Local 1460 President Amy Griffin, community allies. WHY: On June 1, Amtrak President Richard Anderson cut full dining-car service from […]
Established in 1969, the Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every 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 […]
Local 1460 President Amy Griffin spent May 31 and June 1 on the ground talking to members, letting them know about Amtrak President Richard Anderson’s plans to cut dining car service from the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited lines, beginning June 1. Griffin was joined by Unite Here General Chair Dwayne Bateman, who stressed […]
May 29, 2018 Contact: John Feltz (732) 567-5262 Amtrak Service Workers Council Denounces Dining Car Service Cuts Transport Workers Union, UNITE-HERE, TCU-IAM The Amtrak Service Workers Council (ASWC) denounces Amtrak’s plan to cut dining car service from the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited routes, beginning Friday June 1. We pledge to do everything in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018 CONTACT: Pete Donohue Pdonohue@twu.org Washington, D.C. – In response to the release of the Senate Democrats’ Jobs & Infrastructure Plan for America’s Workers, Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “We commend the Senate Democrats for the plan they released today that proposes […]
The TWU JCC Carmen/Coach Cleaners and TWU ASWC/OBS voted overwhelmingly to ratify the Amtrak Agreement, with 97 percent of the Carmen/Coach Cleaners and 94 percent of the ASWC/OBS members voting in favor of the agreement. Union leadership called the vote a solid display of confidence in the agreement and thank the members for their support.
TWU is saddened to announce the passing of George Jennings, who originally came out of the former Queens Private Bus Division as a Bus Operator for Local 100. Jennings later became a Local 100 Staff Representative for the Private Lines and was elected Vice President of the local covering Private Operations and School Bus in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2018 CONTACT: Ori Korin email@example.com Transport Workers Union of America Reacts to Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan Washington, D.C. – In response to the White House’s infrastructure principles released today, Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “There’s no doubt that infrastructure in […]