Government Affairs

We all know that what is won at the bargaining table can be taken away with the stroke of a pen. Actually, legislation can either add to or take away from our collective bargaining agreements. TWU represents its members' interests with legislators including the President, Congress, federal agencies, and other groups on legislative issues that affect our members. As advocates TWU evaluates changes in state and local governments that may affect federal law and vice versa. We strive to uphold the TWU Constitution “to promote legislation advancing the interests of the Union and its members at the local, state and national levels, to engage in political education of the membership, and to engage in such other activity as may be necessary…”

As your representatives in Washington, TWU works to ensure that our members have their voices heard in the halls of Congress and the White House on all of these critical issues.

Government Affairs Department Staff

Brendan Danaher
Director of Legislative and Government Affairs

Brendan Danaher joined the TWU International staff in January 2014. For the past 15 years, he has represented the interests of organized labor on Capitol Hill in varying capacities. Prior to coming to the TWU, Danaher served as the Senior Legislative Representative for the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department. Read more>>


Andrew Ragolan
Government Affairs Field Representative / Vice President, TWU Local 570

Andrew Rangolan is the Vice President of Local 570, Chair of TWU’s Florida State Conference, and a Government Affairs Field Representative working with our locals to strengthen the State Conferences. Read more>>