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 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 […]
Published 06 Oct, 2014 REPORT FROM THE LOCAL: TWU Local 2019 members and military veterans Robert Barnes and Dave Cunningham donated flags for each branch of the military — as well as the American flag — to Macedonia Car shop. Local 2019 represents railroad workers of the Carman Craft for Norfolk Southern Corporation and CSX […]
Published 22 Apr, 2015 TWU International President Harry Lombardo will be testifying before Congress this Thursday, April 23, on the importance of reauthorizing MAP-21, the federal surface transportation funding legislation. This is the first time a president of TWU has been asked to testify before Congress in recent memory. President Lombardo will take advantage […]
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, […]