President Samuelsen Appointed to International Transport Worker Federation’s Urban Transport Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Denise Romano at 202-719-3837
February 6, 2019
Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen was appointed to the International Transport Worker Federation’s (ITF) Urban Transport Committee (UTC).
The UTC is a joint activity of the ITF Railway Workers’ Section and the ITF Road Transport Workers’ Section on urban public passenger transport. The program is dedicated to bringing together labor union’s from around the world organizing and political action campaigns in integrated public transport systems.
Issues the UTC is working on include organizing more women and young workers and having a more collective representation of labor in global and regional organizations.
“I’m proud to represent the Transport Workers Union on this committee with like-minded and dedicated colleagues from around the globe. This is a great opportunity to interact with global labor leaders to discuss the collective threats we face. This will prove invaluable as continue to propel the TWU forward, organizing and fighting back,” said TWU International President John Samuelsen. “I look forward to continuing the great work the UTC has already done.”