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Transport workers have been among the hardest hit groups in the country by COVID-19, with more than 8 percent of TWU members having died, tested positive, or been quarantined due to the virus. But throughout the pandemic, the TWU has launched fightbacks in cities across the country, winning critical protections for our members who are […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2020 America’s Largest Transit Worker Unions Vow “Aggressive Action” If Transit Systems Don’t Protect Frontline Workers We are not cannon fodder. Dying is no way to make a living. ATU Contact: David Roscow, (202)487-4990 TWU Contact: Pete Donohue, (917)796-8176 WASHINGTON, DC: Two unions representing the overwhelming majority of U.S. transit […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Opposes the Senate Republican Stimulus Proposal and Demands Immediate Relief for Workers In response to the Senate Republican stimulus proposal, the following statement should be attributed to John Samuelsen, International President, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU): “The Senate Republican stimulus proposal is […]
March 19, 2020 Dear TWU local leaders and members, As we all continue to grapple with the unprecedented public health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus, I wanted to reach out to brief you on the efforts which the International has been making on behalf of our members’ health, safety, and economic welfare. I […]