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
Published 27 Jan, 2016 Hundreds of TWU members came from near and far to attend the AFL-CIO’s 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Washington, D.C. last week. While learning how to be effective political advocates, members also came together to serve the community by packing more than 400 meals for […]
Published 29 Sep, 2016 When a first responder falls in the line of duty, communities often lower flags to half-staff as a sign of respect. So earlier this week when a firefighter lost his life battling a fire in the Bronx, members of Local 100 at the Kingsbridge Depot in New York lowered the facility’s […]
Published 22 Mar, 2016 TWU expresses its deepest sympathy for the victims of the terrorist attack in Brussels today, and stands in solidarity with their families. Our thoughts are with all the people of Belgium and we thank the brave workers on the front lines of transit and aviation security. Every day across the world, […]
Published 07 Mar, 2011 Addressing the crisis facing transit systems, ensuring fair union elections for rail and aviation workers, and creating jobs are the top priorities of transportation unions. The Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO Executive Committee, which includes TWU, recently released a policy statement on seven key issues impacting workers in the rail, transit […]
Published 20 Feb, 2014 On Tuesday, TWU International President Harry Lombardo was elected to serve as a Vice President on the AFL-CIO Executive Council at the Federation’s Executive Council Winter Meeting. Composed of union leadership from across the AFL-CIO, the Council marshals the collective force of the American labor movement to support working families. “This […]
Published 20 Oct, 2014 </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”><em style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014: TWU International President (at left) and International Vice President Sean Doyle (right) discuss strategy for ensuring member safety on the job with International Reps, Local Presidents, and […]
Published 23 Apr, 2015 HEARING: Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Building on the Successes of MAP-21 to Deliver Safe, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation Services and Projects [April 23, 2015] [VIDEO] Watch the full hearing: President Lombardo’s testimony begins at 37:33. [READ THE FULL WRITTEN TESTIMONY] Read and download the full text of TWU International President Harry […]
Published 28 Jan, 2016 Fifty years ago today, just days after leading a successful transit strike that brought New York City to its knees, TWU’s founder and fiery leader Michael J. Quill passed away. While commemorating the anniversary of his death, TWU members honor Quill’s legacy every day by fighting against discrimination, improving workplace […]