About Us

The Transport Workers Union of America was founded in 1934 as an industrial union dedicated to the promise that an organization built on trust and equality for all workers cannot be denied. Our motto is “United-Invincible.”

TWU is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the worldwide International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). We are a trade unin representing workers in Mass Transportation, Airline, Railroad, Utility, University, Municipalities, Service, and Allied Industries.

Our union operates on three levels- the International Union, Industrial Divisions, and Local affiliates. All TWU members belong to Locals formed on the basis of interest and geographic location. The members elect their own Local officers who handle most of their problems. The International Union coordinates the activities of the Divisions and the Locals and assists in negotiations, organizing drives and legislative campaigns. It provides professional, legal, education, research and public relations services to the Locals and Divisions.

The supreme policy-making body of the union is the International Convention, which is held every four years. International officers are elected at the Convention. The International Constitution, which governs all union activities, is reviewed and amended at that time as well.

Between Conventions, the policy-making body of the union is the International Executive Council and an International Executive Board, Division Councils meet at regular intervals to discuss and formulate policies affecting their own particular memberships.

INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS ADDRESS:

501 3rd St. NW – 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-719-3900
Fax: 202-347-0454

The Air Transport Division Veterans Committee was established November 11, 2008 as a viable means to support all military members, defenders of the nation, Veterans and their families of the Air Transport Division.

The TWU Veterans Committee is headquartered at:

501 3rd St. NW- 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202)719-3900
Fax: (202)347-0454


Welcome to the Transport Workers Union

Veterans Committee (TWUVC) Website

VETERANS HELPING VETERANS” its more than a motto its who we are and what we represent.

Starting as the Transport Workers Union-Air Transport Division Veterans Committee on November 11, 2008, we have grown to become the TWUVC encompassing the entire Transport Workers Union organization. I believe this committee has become the business model for other organizations which means more of our nation’s Military Veterans are better informed!

We are dedicated volunteers serving our Union Brothers and Sisters and family members with anything relating to military duty. Whether Active-Duty, Reserve, Guard, or Veterans as it relates to their civilian employment, benefits, Uniformed Services Employment and Reempolyment Act (USERRA) and benefits our Veterans earned at home and abroad, in peacetime or war.

The TWUVC is comprised of various sub-committees such as Benefits, Legislative, Events, and Communications to name a few. These sub-committees bring new and important information to regularly scheduled meetings from representatives across the nation from their stations and respective locals so we can share news with our members to better serve our Union Brothers and Sisters, our Armed Forces, and Veteran community.

The TWUVC regularly goes above and beyond assisting any and all veterans as well as military personnel and their families. This committee is currently working in cooperation with a non-profit organization to build a mortgage-free home for a wounded warrior and his family. The TWUVC is also working with another non-profit organization (our third year assisting) collecting and distributing donations for “Operation Free PX”. It is largest of its kind providing our nations warfighters currently stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center the opportunity to shop for everything they need, free of charge to ease the burden of financial pressure before the holidays.

The TWUVC’s primary objective is to assist the TWU’s military veterans with needs and challenges arising due to Military Leave Of Absence (MLOA) , and understanding their contractual rights and benefits as written in their respective collective bargaining agreements. Additionally, we share information on legislative issues past and present that directly affect them, their families as well as their quality of life.

Moving Forward, the bar has continued to rise and the TWUVC will strive to meet its expectations as our motto is…

“VETERANS HELPING VETERANS”

Respectfully,

Peter C. Meyer

TWUVC

Chairman


Officers:

Pete Meyer
Chairman
TWU Local 591
pmeyer@twu.org
MLOA contact

Brendon Remezas
Co Chairman
TWU Local 556
bremezas@twu.org

Charlana Bilodeau
Recording Secretary
TWU Local 555
cbilodeau@twu.org

Jose Galarza
(Liaison)
(817) 282-2544 office
jgalarza@twu.org
TWU International Representative

Legislative Subcommittee:

  • George Volkl, TWU Local 512, Chairperson
  • James Taylor, TWU Local 208
  • Thomas Shaw, TWU Local 234
  • Doug Bennett, TWU Local 514
  • Tyson Brown, TWU Local 208
  • Chris Kiernan, TWU Local 501
  • Joe Costales , TWU Local 100
  • Fidel Minor , TWU Local 260

Events Subcommittee:

  • Olando Epps II, TWU Local 208, Chairperson
  • Andre Hanekamp, TWU Local 513
  • Jesus Martinez, TWU Local 571
  • Brian Galarza, TWU Local 501

Benefits Subcommittee:

  • Scott Chisum, TWU Local 514, Chairperson
  • Tracy Hardin, TWU Local 514
  • Terrance Jones, TWU Local 570
  • Dante McElroy, TWU Local 208
  • Charlie Swineheart, TWU Local 514
  • Brian Hodge , TWU Local 572

Communications Subcommittee:

  • Louis Mercado, TWU Local 252, Chairperson
  • Henry Cade III, TWU Local 208
  • Hector Colon , TWU Local 568
  • Andrew Simmons , TWU Local 250A
  • Eric Weis , TWU Local 556
  • Kirk Hobbs , TWU Local 252