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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
On Sunday, hundreds upon hundreds of our brothers and sisters, members of Local 234 working for SEPTA — Philadelphia's public transit system — crowded into a Columbus Boulevard meeting hall, unanimously authorizing Local President Willie Brown to take the union out on strike and throwing their full support behind the Local's leadership in this contentious and protracted contract fight.
 
Read more>> October 27, 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
Weeks of around-the-clock negotiations with employer National Grid have yielded a major coup for Local 101. Managment was singing to a different tune after more than 1,000 members rallied for a fair contract outside of company headquarters last week. Pending ratification by the membership, the contract settlement will give members close to 14% in wage increases over 5 years — compare that to the wage freeze demanded by National Grid as late as last Wednesday!
 
Read more>> October 10, 2014
TWU Local 101, which represents over 2,500 utility workers at the multi-national energy company National Grid, is ready to take its contract fight wherever it needs to go — starting with the streets, this Thursday outside of company headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Read more>> October 06, 2014