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
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 […]
NEW YORK, NY: More than 1,700 hardworking Amtrak employees will be laid off – and service will continue to deteriorate – unless slash-and-burn CEO Richard Anderson is stopped. Ever since he was appointed President and CEO of Amtrak last year, he has been hell-bent on privatizing our national rail system and has already taken steps […]
It may be 17 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but the TWU family feels its effects every single day. In total, about 3,000 TWU Local 100 members were either assigned to the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero or volunteered to help. Members of TWU Locals throughout the New York metropolitan […]
The entire TWU International Administrative Committee and staff wish our hardworking members and their families a very Happy Labor Day! This is our holiday – a day to celebrate all the progress the trade union movement has made. Whether you spend your weekend grilling with your family or on the job keeping America moving, take […]
Members of the TWU International Working Women’s Committee met in Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 26 and 27, hosted by Local 525. TWU International Director of Human and Civil Rights and Working Women’s Committee John Bland and Committee Chair LaTonya Crisp opened the meeting with remarks stressing the importance of voting this November, registering those […]
Amtrak Service Workers Council ‘Will Never, Ever Back Down’! Demands Meeting with President Anderson
The Amtrak Service Workers Council (ASWC) held a lively press conference in front of 1 Massachusetts Ave NW in Washington, DC – steps away from Union Station – on Wednesday, July 18. Demands to restore careers and service serenaded the Amtrak board of directors’ meeting taking place inside. The ASWC consists of three unions that […]
Brothers and Sisters, It’s been two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mark Janus and against every worker and every trade union member. This ruling is the latest attack in the sustained and highly coordinated campaign by anti-worker entities to erode the rights of working people and dismantle unions. The TWU anticipated this […]