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
Published 30 Jan, 2014 </div> <div>At TWU’s 1961 Constitutional Convention, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told our delegates that he drew inspiration in the fight for civil rights from their independence of mind: “I want to say a word about your President, Mike Quill, and some of your other leaders whom I have met. There […]
Published 11 Sep, 2014 Today, on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives and to the resilience and power of the American spirit. At this morning’s moving ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial, President Obama said these words in recognition of the men and women who displayed […]
Published 01 Apr, 2015 All members should have received at their home address an official TWU Membership Survey, along with an important communication from International President Harry Lombardo. Your union is requesting that you fill out the survey in its entirety and return it to TWU. If you have not yet received your survey or […]
Published 25 Jan, 2016 Update for Android users: Google is having issues displaying several apps in the Google Play Store, including the brand new TWU App. This is a system-wide problem, and they’re working on fixing it. We’ll update you as soon as Google resolves the issue with the Play Store and appreciate your patience […]
Published 13 Oct, 2016 Can’t get tickets to Hamilton the Musical? Then check out what our first Treasury Secretary and the rest of the Founding Fathers have to say about the 2016 Election in the latest video from TWU International. Spend time at the National Portrait Gallery and listen in as Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams […]
Published 06 Apr, 2016 International President Harry Lombardo addressed the 42nd Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention today, speaking on the theme of “Solidarity is Power.” President Lombardo is joining both of the Democratic presidential candidates and other union leaders in Philadelphia this week and addressed the more than 700 delegates this morning. “I’m grateful to the Pennsylvania […]
Published 25 Mar, 2011 The number of damaged or leaking hazardous materials containers shipped by rail has more than doubled over the past four years, and Rail Labor is demanding to know why. The shocking figures are highlighted in comments filed on March 24 by seven Rail Labor unions, including the TWU, in response to […]
Published 10 Feb, 2014 Last Tuesday, the United Kingdom’s National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) struck the London Underground, bringing the Tube system to a screeching halt. The 48-hour strike was brought on by management’s refusal to engage in negotiations with the union after announcing a plan to close every single ticket […]