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Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the union-endorsed Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, is taking her message of economic and social justice for working families on the road in our Union’s famous motorcoach — known as the “TWU bus.” Endorsed by the TWU’s Texas State Conference on March 13, Van de Putte kicked off her statewide bus tour on March 30th, in coordination with the TWU International and local members of the Conference.
 
Read more>> April 03, 2014

Out-of-state corporate interests and their allies are going state by state to weaken the middle class by singling out unions and denying our voice on the job. House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034 would prohibit workers from negotiating payroll deductions and silence the voices of middle class Pennsylvanians. The TWU International and your local unions are working in coordination to stop this attack on thousands of TWU families throughout the State. Calling all TWU members in PA: The time to take action is now! Contact your elected representatives today!

Read more>> March 18, 2014

Bob Crow, the fighting leader of the United Kingdom's National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), died unexpectedly early on Tuesday morning. This tragedy comes just weeks after Crow led Tube workers in a successful two-day strike over the London Underground's plan to cut 1,000 jobs by closing the system's ticket offices. The TWU mourns the passing of a true working class hero.

Read more>> March 11, 2014

On Tuesday, TWU International President Harry Lombardo was elected to serve as a Vice President on the AFL-CIO Executive Council at the Federation’s Executive Council Winter Meeting. Composed of union leadership from across the AFL-CIO, the Council marshals the collective force of the American labor movement to support working families.

Read more>> February 20, 2014

Last Tuesday, the United Kingdom's National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) struck the London Underground, bringing the Tube system to a screeching halt. The 48-hour strike was brought on by management's refusal to engage in negotiations with the union after announcing a plan to close every single ticket office throughout the Underground system, cutting approximately 950 jobs.

Read more>> February 10, 2014

The TWU's storied work with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as part of the civil rights movement, was born out of our shared commitment to justice, dignity, and equal treatment for all Americans. Every year in January, the TWU honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by taking part in community service projects and engaging with our brothers and sisters from labor unions across the country at the AFL-CIO’s Civil and Human Rights Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Read more>> January 30, 2014

TWU State Conferences are the powerhouses where we supercharge our vision, know-how, and coordination. These meetings of local leadership provide a forum for our locals to pool resources, strategize, and grow a dedicated network of activists to confront regional challenges. In the four years since they first convened, our State Conferences have won critical battles and developed strong community and political ties across the country.

Read more>> January 10, 2014

At Local 100’s annual Mass Membership Meeting on December 14, TWU International President Harry Lombardo delivered a rousing call to action to the assembled crowd of hundreds — preaching renewed unity and an end to TWU’s  support for politicians who don’t deliver. “We need to stop hurting and fighting one another and start to fight the political leadership of this country that is killing the middle class and the working class,” said Lombardo.

Read more>> December 19, 2013