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
TWU Members, As we prepare for the presidential inauguration on Wednesday, our top priority is ensuring the safety of all transport workers. We urge you to use caution in the coming days. The events of the past few weeks in Washington, DC and several state capitals, including the breaching of the United States Capitol, have […]
In 1961, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the TWU’s Constitutional Convention, “It is faith that keeps us going, and with this faith we will be able to adjourn the councils of despair and bring new light into the dark changers of pessimism, and then, on that new day, when that day comes, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2021 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com The TWU Applauds President-Elect Biden’s Covid-19 Relief Package WASHINGTON, DC – President Elect Joe Biden released a comprehensive $1.9 trillion stimulus plan on Jan 14. It includes a Covid-19 relief package designed to protect the health and safety of frontline workers, as well as prevent […]
January 13, 2021 Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, each year in the amount of $1,200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year […]
The TWU has spent the past few months working diligently to ensure today’s stimulus bill was passed. The International has been lobbying the Congress ever since March on direct aid to our sectors to ensure that our members are kept on payrolls. This work culminated in five relief and aid bills totaling nearly $4 trillion […]
The TWU Is Encouraged by Stimulus Agreement, Urges Congress to Provide Additional Funding for State and Local Governments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2020| Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Is Encouraged by Stimulus Agreement, Urges Congress to Provide Additional Funding for State and Local Governments TWU issued the following response to the deal reached by Congressional leaders in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: “The TWU worked hard to ensure this package […]
A Railroad Division member saved an injured hawk from PATH train tracks on the E platform heading towards Grove Street during the early morning hours of Friday, December 18. Local 2001 member Kevin Ronan said he was with his inspection partner and fellow TWU member Giuseppe Rosado, walking and inspecting the areas they were assigned […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com TWU Applauds Nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation Following the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Transportation Secretary, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union President John Samuelsen: “Pete Buttigieg is committed to transformational infrastructure investment that creates […]