The Rail Division represents members at Amtrak, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Conrail, and some of the Northeast’s largest regional rail systems. We are proud to be the voice of car inspectors, car repairmen, welders, crane operators, carpenters, on-board service workers, cleaners, trackmen, and flagmen at the bargaining table, fighting for fairer wages, increased safety, and better benefits for the hardworking people who keep our trains and freight rail moving.
Being a Unionized railroader has distinct advantages. Click here to watch a video providing some basic information about how railroad Unions function and what they do for YOU. It also highlights the importance of having a contract and the role the Union has in enforcing it.
The 8 Hr HazMat Transportation Safety and Security Course offers an incentive of $175.00 for the two-day class. Please feel free to post this information on your website and share with your membership. Anyone interested in taking a class must register at www.teamstersafety.org/moodle.
For individual contract information, please visit the local website or contact your local.
Rail Division Updates
Rail Division Updates
March 31, 2021 Transport Workers Union of America International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement after President Biden released his American Jobs Plan today: “ The TWU looks forward to working with the Biden administration on the creation of union jobs through the American Jobs Plan. The TWU will continue to partner with the […]
TWU members, Last week, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law – the fifth Covid-19 emergency response bill since the beginning of the pandemic. The TWU played a major role in getting this bill passed, and it includes significant funding that will go directly into your pockets. Over the past year, we have […]
March 8 is International Women’s Day, celebrating the many accomplishments and contributions that women have made throughout history – despite all the unique difficulties they silently face. This year, the TWU International would like to recognize the talented, dedicated, selfless women who serve on our International Executive Council & Board: Delisa Brown, President, Local 171, […]
March 1 kicks off a month dedicated to celebrating Women’s History. The TWU International will be spending the next 31 days shining a bright spotlight on the incredible feats women accomplish each and every day. Before Covid-19 times and throughout this pandemic, they silently overcome obstacles while skillfully performing their day-to-day duties – whether they […]
Press Release: The TWU Congratulates Pete Buttigieg Following Confirmation as Department of Transportation Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2021 Contact: Denise Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Congratulates Pete Buttigieg Following Confirmation as Department of Transportation Secretary The following statement can be attributed to Transport Workers Union of America International President John Samuelsen, following the confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary. “Secretary Pete Buttigieg is more […]
COORDINATED BARGAINING COALITION January 22, 2021 — The Rail Unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition (CBC), negotiating together in the current round of National Negotiations, have issued the following statement: The CBC and the nation’s Rail Carriers first met concerning the November 1, 2019 Section 6 Notices in January 2020. Although the COVID 19 Pandemic […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The TWU Looks Forward to Working with President Biden and Vice President Harris Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union (TWU) President John Samuelsen: “The TWU is proud to congratulate […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The Biden Administration’s Mask Mandate Will Save Lives In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement of a federal mask mandate, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union (TWU) President John Samuelsen: “It’s about damn time our government lived up to its obligations […]