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TWU’s Veterans Committee is asking all our TWU brothers and sisters to reach out to Congress on behalf of the men and women who have served in the armed forces and receive their health care from the VA. Some in Congress are looking to shut down the entire VA health care system at the expense of those who need it the most.

Read more>> June 02, 2016

As graduation loomed for high school students across the country, 335 of them, sons and daughters and other dependents of TWU members, awaited word on the Michael J. Quill Scholarship announcement.

Established in 1969, the Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out per 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 university and may be used for tuition, college fees, or room and board while pursuing an undergraduate degree.

 

Read more>> June 01, 2016

International President Harry Lombardo reflects on Memorial Day in a video message to members. Watch the video on our home page or on YouTube.

Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War in 1868, when an organization of veterans in Illinois established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Many TWU members participate in their communities by visiting military cemeteries and paying tribute to fallen Americans.

“It is necessary," says President Lombardo, "that we take some time today to reflect on the sacrifices that those men and women have made, giving their lives for democracy…”
 

 

 

 

 

Read more>> May 27, 2016

Are you one of the 4,000 TWU members who’ve already downloaded the TWU App? It’s available now for Apple and Android phones.

Read more>> May 27, 2016
President Lombardo speaking at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO convention  

International President Harry Lombardo addressed the 42nd Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention today, speaking on the theme of “Solidarity is Power.” President Lombardo is joining both of the Democratic presidential candidates and other union leaders in Philadelphia this week and addressed the more than 700 delegates this morning.
 

Read more>> April 06, 2016

This week, the Supreme Court officially deadlocked in the Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association case, effectively allowing the lower court’s decision in the case to stand. It was a victory for organized labor, but only a temporary reprieve from other harmful anti-worker cases making their way through the judicial system.

 

Read more>> March 31, 2016

Everyone in the transportation industry breathed a sigh of relief when the president signed the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) into law at the end of last year.

But did you know what a pivotal behind-the-scenes role TWU members played to get the bill passed? In a video that debuted at the recent Legislative and Political Conference, the IAC, division directors and other TWU leaders, officers, and members detail the union's effort to secure much-needed transportation funding after a decade of short-term fixes by Congress.

Read more>> March 30, 2016
Local 2015 members in front of a banner honoring James Riley  

On a cloudy Saturday in mid-March, TWU Local 2015 paid tribute to the late James Riley, former president of the local, during the 41st annual Wilmington, Del., St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Brother Riley died unexpectedly last April and the local and his family felt that honoring his memory in the parade would be a fitting tribute to his Irish roots. First elected as Vice President in 1978, Brother Riley served as Local 2015 President from 1984 until his death.

 

Read more>> March 24, 2016

 

 

 

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