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 and Political Conference, the IAC, division directors and other TWU leaders, officers, and members detail the union’s effort to secure much-needed transportation funding after a decade of short-term fixes by Congress. Phone calls, door-to-door visits, letters to Congress, testimony on Capitol Hill—TWU pulled out all the stops to get this bill passed! Following the Transportation Legislative Training Conference last year, TWU was prepped and ready to mobilize across divisions and get the job done!
The TWU is honored to serve the thousands of our members who are veterans from all branches of the U.S. military, especially on Veterans Day. Thank you for your service. Veterans Day 2017 from TWU International on Vimeo.
A special edition of FTA’s Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates newsletter, including information about the upcoming random drug testing rate increase, is now available. The newsletter provides guidance for multi-modal employers on how to test at the higher rate, including how to calculate the number of required random drug test. Links: FTA Drug and Alcohol Regulation […]
On Nov. 5, the TWU provided feedback on a study proposed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that will look at how driverless technology could hurt today’s bus driver workforce. While the TWU believes driverless vehicles are not safe for use, we asked the DOT to carefully study how workers’ jobs and wages could be […]