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
Members of the TWU Railroad Division family need your help! Here’s what you can do. Amtrak is putting 20% of its workers on the chopping block to be furloughed and has plans to drastically reduce long-distance services. The company is using the Covid-19 pandemic to cut or suspend service on many of its routes across […]
June 19, 1865, or Juneteenth, marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States, one of the most important dates in our nation’s history. But even today, 155 years later, systemic racism is still alive in the United States. Over the past several months, the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, […]
The Transport Workers of America stands in solidarity with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) Juneteenth shut down of 29 west coast ports. The job action is in honor of the ongoing national protests to end systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police. Labor and civil […]
The Transport Workers of America applauds the United States Supreme Court’s June 15 landmark decision that affirms sexual orientation and gender identity are protected characteristics under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. No one should live in fear of discrimination in the workplace based on who they are or who they love. It is […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com TWU Statement on Justice for George Floyd and National Protests Transport Workers of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International Administrative Council members President John Samuelsen, Executive Vice President Alex Garcia, Secretary-Treasurer Jerome Lafragola, Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes and Administrative Vice President Curtis Tate, have issued the […]
Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. This weekend, especially in the midst of a pandemic, the officers and staff of the TWU International will take a moment to honor our members who served in the military and the sacrifices they made. The […]
The House-passed Heroes Act directly addresses the needs of TWU members during the ongoing pandemic. TWU strongly supports this legislation and is calling on the Senate to pass it immediately. This legislation is vital to our country’s efforts to contain and move past this virus, as well as to halt the free fall of our […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The Transport Workers Union Endorses Joe Biden for President Washington, D.C. – As transportation workers continue to suffer through the ongoing pandemic, we are all reminded of the importance of strong, pro-worker leadership at every level. More than 110 TWU members have died and another […]