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 of this opportunity to highlight the unique history of TWU. TWU had the backbone to fight for working people, and President Lombardo will ask Congress where their backbone is when it comes to fighting for the priorities of our members, such as the need for greater and sustainable transit/transportation funding, opposing privatization of transit operations and ensuring the health and safety of transit workers by cutting down on assaults.
Lombardo will be testifying before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Thursday. The hearing begins at 10 am and President Lombardo will be the fourth of four people to testify.
The hearing can be viewed live by going to http://www.banking.senate.gov/public
and clicking on the “Watch Live Hearing” link in the middle of the page (the “Watch Live Hearing” link will only be available once the Committee hearing begins). TWU members are encouraged to share this information and to listen in. TWU will also be posting information on Facebook
, @transportworker, which can and should be shared, reposted and retweeted as much as possible.