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Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we must reaffirm our commitment to the fight for justice. From TWU's founding in 1934, our pursuit of absolute economic and social justice — regardless of race, gender, class or creed — has been this union's most core value and our highest goal. It falls to each of us to carry on our forbears' work with renewed conviction, in the face of today's continued systemic discrimination and violence. 
 
Read more>> January 19, 2015
Grounded in the Resolutions that came out of TWU's 24th Constitutional Convention, the International's education and training initiatives are transforming TWU representation at all levels of the union. The International Administrative Committee believes firmly that consistent, effective member representation is the bedrock of TWU's success — and is committed to empowering and strengthening our locals. That begins with getting all of our elected officers the training and information they need in order to deliver for members.
 
Read more>> January 14, 2015
As part of its work to train and empower local officers, TWU conducted a Secretary-Treasurers' seminar that included hands-on training so that officers can do the local union accounting and reporting work easily. Greeted on the first night by International President Harry Lombardo and International Secretary-Treasurer Alex Garcia, these local officers joined the ranks of over 350 treasurers who have taken this course since 1991.
 
Read more>> December 08, 2014
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