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 28 Jan, 2016 While everyone else was bundled up inside, TWU members all over the East Coast were suiting up to tackle the record-breaking blizzard. As the snow came down, our members were digging out subway stations, de-icing planes, clearing off bridges, restoring power, and doing their best to keep transportation and utility systems […]
Published 21 Jul, 2016 It was a nostalgic and joyful evening for Local 208 on July 16 as it celebrated 75 years of working on behalf of transit workers in Columbus, Ohio. Local 208 President Andrew Jordan and his executive board were hosts for the evening that brought together representatives of the International union as […]
Published 30 Mar, 2016 Everyone in the transportation industry breathed a sigh of relief when the president signed the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) into law at the end of last year. But did you know what a pivotal behind-the-scenes role TWU members played to get the bill passed? In a video that debuted at the recent Legislative […]
Published 03 Feb, 2012 Transport Workers Union is strong supporter of surface transportation legislation that is properly funded, grants protections for workers and supports transportation growth in our communities. During the last eight extensions of previous surface transportation bills we have advocated for investments and policy that would match the growing demand for public transportation […]
Published 18 Mar, 2014 Out-of-state corporate interests and their allies are going state by state to weaken the middle class by singling out unions and denying our voice on the job. House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034 would prohibit workers from negotiating payroll deductions and silence the voices of middle class Pennsylvanians. The TWU […]
Published 03 Nov, 2014 </div></p> <div> <div><strong style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Voters Raise Minimum Wage in Five States, Pro-Labor Candidates Win Key Races, Other Gains</strong></div> <div>It’s no secret that the 2014 midterm elections did not yield a pro-labor sea change in American politics. But you won’t get a full picture […]
Published 25 Jun, 2015 Railroad Division Local 2017 President Matt Conway and his team have reached an agreement for members employed at Union Tank Car in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The five-year agreement provides for 3 percent annual wage increases in the first four years and a 3-1/2 percent wage increase in year five. The agreement also […]
Published 10 Feb, 2016 Update: Read the thank you letter from Local 555 Those were the words of gratitude from a TWU Local 555 member who, along with over 100 co-workers, was suspended not long before Christmas. As previously reported, Southwest Airlines issued unpaid suspensions ranging from 45 to 90 days to 105 Local 555 members in December, […]