Transport Workers Union of America
The TWU is on the front lines of moving the American economy forward, keeping the traveling public safe and offering working people a voice.
The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is a labor union founded in 1934. We work to aggressively defend the livelihoods of our members.
The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), AFL-CIO represents more than 150,000 members across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities, and services sectors in the United States.
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through September 13. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on February 1 with an…Read More
Juneteenth, or June 19, is now a Federal Holiday. It marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States: June 19, 1865.
President Joe Biden signed legislation on June 17, 2021, making it the 11th national holiday recognized annually by the federal government. Federal offices will be closed in observance on June 18. This year, as the country slowly opens after being shut down for over a year due to a deadly pandemic, Juneteenth can be properly celebrated in streets from coast to coast.Read More
June 8, 2021 Dear Representative: On behalf of the undersigned rail labor organizations, we write today to express our strong support for H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. This legislation would have transformative impacts across the rail industry and the nation, benefiting rail workers, consumers, travelers, and the broader economy. We applaud Chair DeFazio…Read More
Established in 1969, the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or…Read More
Amtrak has been plagued by funding and process issues that have severely hampered the railroad’s performance. In order to better connect people to the places they want to go, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and restore passenger rail in the U.S., we must fully fund and reform Amtrak.
You may have seen several stories about diverted aircraft from all airline carriers in the U.S. And abroad in the news recently because “toxic fumes.” The TWU has launched a letter campaign, calling on elected officials to support the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019. The bill is the first step to ensuring our cabin air is healthy…
Over the next century, as the entire transportation sector seeks to reduce our carbon footprint, zero-emission vehicles will take on more prominent role, starting by electrifying the bus fleet. Creating a pro-worker, pro-rider transition to electric buses will require Congress to act carefully and with a jobs-first approach.
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