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 31 Mar, 2016 This week, the Supreme Court officially deadlocked in the Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association case, effectively allowing the lower court’s decision in the case to stand. It was a victory for organized labor, but only a temporary reprieve from other harmful anti-worker cases making their way through the judicial system. The […]
Published 28 Sep, 2012 Nearly 100 Amtrak workers filled the hearing room on Sept. 20 for the hearing held by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T & I) regarding Amtrak’s operations. TWU members, Amtrak and freight railroaders, active and retired alike all made their way to Washington, DC on very short notice to demonstrate […]
Published 03 Apr, 2014 </div> <div>Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the union-endorsed Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, took her message of economic and social justice for working families on the road in our union’s famous motorcoach—known as the “TWU bus.”</div> <div>Endorsed by <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” href=”http://www.twu.org/Legislative/StateConferences.aspx” […]
Published 10 Nov, 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, [November 11, 2014] Today, the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO honors all veterans for their extraordinary service. We thank our veterans for the safety and security that we enjoy every day, and for their many sacrifices in protecting the American way of life. TWU is proud […]
Published 02 Dec, 2015 UPDATE: Both the House and Senate have passed the bill. This week, Congress reached agreement on a transit and Amtrak bill that includes numerous provisions supported by TWU. For the last two years, we have fought for federal legislation that protects labor rights, increases transit funding, preserves Amtrak jobs, provides a […]
Published 03 Mar, 2016 TWU is joining other members of the NJ Transit Rail Labor Coalition to rally for public transportation support. If you’re in New York or New Jersey, take some time on Saturday to show solidarity with other unions and rail and transit workers in Woodbridge, N.J.! Details here …Return
Published 17 Aug, 2016 For nearly four years, TWU Local 525 in Florida has been fighting for proper vacation and severance pay for nine members who lost their jobs when their company’s contract with the U.S. Air Force ended. Like Local 526 and Local 527, Local 525 represents civilian employees under contract at military bases. […]
Published 09 Mar, 2016 Remember the fun you had with your G.I. Joes, Barbies and Star Wars play sets? In the third of our Voter Registration Campaign videos, you’ll find the civic duty of voting can be just as much fun! Be a real American voter! Watch and share our video #TWULegCon