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.
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Rail Division Updates
Rail Division Updates
The TWU organizing machine is in full swing. Under this new leadership, the Transport Workers Union has just won our 20th new worker organizing drive. We continue to grow and thrive across the entire transport sector. Since 2017, our membership has increased from 137,000 to 151,000. The TWU is by far the fastest growing union in […]
On June 5, the TWU International sent a letter to members of Congress, expressing our support for the Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act (H.R. 2739). Click here to read the letter.
The TWU is always thankful for all the hard work our members perform every day. This weekend, we’re especially grateful for our members who have served in the military, and we will take a moment to honor the sacrifices they made. Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. […]
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 […]
TWU Local 2054 leadership, including President Tommy Murray, lobbied the Rhode Island and Massachusetts congressional delegation on March 27. They asked Congressmembers to investigate the crooked and corrupt French company, Keolis, as well as its ability to provide reliable service as a responsible commuter rail operator in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The TWU launched a petition to fire Amtrak President Richard Anderson. Since Amtrak President Richard Anderson took office, he has been hell-bent on privatizing our national rail network. This slash-and-burn CEO is busy gutting service and killing careers. On June 1, 2018, Anderson cut dining car service on two long-distance lines: the Capitol Limited and Lake […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWU Contact: John Feltz, 732-567-5262 UNITE HERE Contact: Donald Boyd, 312-404-3526 TCU/IAM Contact: Jack Dinsdale, 661-204-6909 Survey Says: Amtrak Passengers Prefer Skilled, Trained Onboard Service Workers Unions Call for Firing of Chief Executive Outsourcer Richard Anderson On Monday, December 17, members of the Amtrak Service Workers Council (ASWC), comprising the Transportation Workers Union of America (TWU), UNITE […]