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Brothers and Sisters, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! Q: What is TWU grateful for? A: Your commitment to our great union, your hard work every day on the job, and everything you do to lift up working men and women! 
 
Read more>> November 26, 2014
Today is Day 1 of the TWU Veterans Committee's three-day quarterly meeting, held in Miami, FL and jointly hosted by Local 291 and Local 570 leadership. As with every meeting of TWUVC, the objective is to triage all areas of TWUVC business, assess whether the Committee has met its benchmarks for progress on projects, and determine the agenda for the next three months.
 
Read more>> November 18, 2014
[November 11, 2014] Today, the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO honors all veterans for their extraordinary service. We thank our veterans for the safety and security that we enjoy every day, and for their many sacrifices in protecting the American way of life. 
 
TWU is proud to count among our ranks thousands of veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces. These men and women exemplify the courage, commitment and brotherhood that defines the American spirit and champions our freedom to the world.
 
Read more>> November 10, 2014
It's no secret that the 2014 midterm elections did not yield a pro-labor sea change in American politics. But you won't get a full picture of the pro-worker gains that were made yesterday at the ballot box by listening to pundits on cable news. Among other strides for working men and women, voters in five states approved increases in the minimum wage, voters said yes to paid sick leave in Massachusetts, and TWU-supported Governor-elect Tom Wolf made history in Pennsylvania by unseating incumbent Tom Corbett.
 
Before we get into the details, a huge thank you to all of our proud TWU members who dedicated their time, energy, and vision to dozens of local and national campaigns, GOTV efforts, and community advocacy throughout the past year. Together, "We Move America" forward!
 
Read more>> November 03, 2014
As the situation develops, TWU will be posting the most current and useful safety and health informational resources on this page, in addition to hand-distributing them in the field and via individual locals' unique means of communications with members. Brothers and sisters, please bookmark this page and check back for updates.
 
Read more>> October 28, 2014
[UPDATED: October 23, 2014] TWU International President Harry Lombardo has called an Ebola safety and preparedness summit meeting of local leadership, International Representatives, and Safety Reps for this Thursday at the TWU International Headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting's three-pronged focus will be 1) centralizing Ebola virus safety and risk information, 2) coordinating local awareness/preparedness efforts, and 3) developing a unified TWU action plan for disseminating accurate and up-to-date information to members.
 
Read more>> October 20, 2014
On the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives and to the strength of the American spirit. Amid the horror of that day, 3,000 transit workers — members of TWU Local 100 — rushed to Ground Zero, serving as first responders and assisting in cleanup and recovery efforts throughout the days and weeks that followed.
 
Read more>> September 11, 2014
"On Saturday, August 23, 2014, The TWU Texas/Oklahoma State Conference went to the Houston Food Bank (HFB) to volunteer as a part of our commitment to making a difference in our community through community service. As a state conference, it is important to stay politically active, and make a difference in working families' households." — TX/OK State Conference Chair LaTonia Benoit 
 
Read more>> September 10, 2014