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While everyone else was bundled up inside, TWU members all over the East Coast were suiting up to tackle the record-breaking blizzard. As the snow came down, our members were digging out subway stations, de-icing planes, clearing off bridges, restoring power, and doing their best to keep transportation and utility systems safe and functional. Check out these examples from just a few of our locals working through the storm:

Read more>> January 28, 2016
Cover of TWU Express announcing Mike Quill's death in Jan. 1966  
Fifty years ago today, just days after leading a successful transit strike that brought New York City to its knees, TWU’s founder and fiery leader Michael J. Quill passed away.
While commemorating the anniversary of his death, TWU members honor Quill's legacy every day by fighting against discrimination, improving workplace policies and protections, and standing up for working men and women who are striving to reach the American Dream.
Read more>> January 28, 2016
Hundreds of TWU members came from near and far to attend the AFL-CIO’s 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Washington, D.C. last week. While learning how to be effective political advocates, members also came together to serve the community by packing more than 400 meals for seniors in need. Attendees even braved the cold to march proudly in the Southeast D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.
Read more>> January 27, 2016
  Image of the App home screen with icons and TWU logo
We’re pleased to announce the first version of the TWU mobile app, designed to allow our members to stay up to date with TWU news, information and photos no matter where they are. As promised at the convention, we want to open the lines of communication between TWU International and our locals. We want to keep you informed, and we know that you’re on the go, keeping America moving. Download the app for Apple or Android from your app store.
So you asked, and we heard: you want information. You want to hear from us. You want timely updates on negotiations, news alerts, and member stories, and you want to know what happens, when it happens. You want an open and transparent exchange of ideas, and you want to be kept up to date on the issues facing this union, whether they’re related to contracts, legislation, internal committees, or even photos of members in action.
Read more>> January 25, 2016

The election for U.S. President will happen this November, and the Republican and Democratic parties start voting on nominees this month.

But before TWU endorses a presidential candidate, your union wants to hear from you about the issues that are most important and which candidate you support. At the direction of President Lombardo and the IAC, the Government Affairs Department developed an online survey to accomplish this.

Read more>> January 21, 2016

TWU Members: If you participated in a National Day of Service activity last weekend, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Communications Department would like to see your photos! They could be used on our website or on social media. E-mail your photos as an attachment to TWU Communications. What better way to honor the civil rights icon than by serving your community.


Read more>> January 21, 2016

As an historic storm approaches the East Coast of the United States, TWU's members are hard at work ensuring America's rail, transit, air, and other transportation sectors remain safe during this blizzard. Thank you for keeping America moving through this storm. Stay safe, everyone!

Read more>> January 21, 2016

You can now connect with us on Instagram! Follow @TransportWorker for updates from the ground (and from the skies!)

If you were at the MLK Day parade in Washington, DC, tag your posts with #1uMLK so we can see them.

You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@TransportWorker). 

Read more>> January 20, 2016




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