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:

1220 19th street NW, 6th floor
Washington DC 20036
202-719-3900 office
202-347-0454 fax

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:

1220 19th street NW, 6th floor
Washington DC 20036

202-719-3900 office
202-347-0454 fax


 

Welcome to the Transport Workers Union Veterans Committee (TWUVC) where we are dedicated to helping veterans. Our committee is comprised of dedicated TWU Veterans members from the airline, railroad and transit which are divisions of the TWU.

The TWUVC meets quarterly to discuss veterans’ issues and ways we can help improve their lives. Our committee is comprised of 4 sub-committees. They are Benefits, Legislative, Events and Communications. These sub-committees bring important information whether it’s VA benefits, political issue and fund raising for veterans causes. Our communications committee wraps it all up and shares it through social media and our website. 
In the past the TWUVC has supported and volunteered at the annual Hank Trujillo Memorial Free PX in cooperation with “Operation Military Embrace (501©3). This program has since ended its need. We continue our support with the Spartan Sword (made from steel from the World Trade Center) and its cause to prevent veteran suicide. This sword is solemn and dignified as the souls lost on 9/11/2001 are in this steel. Our committee took the Spartan sword to the 26th TWU International convention where we all took the Spartan pledge and raised over $100,000. All donated monies went to www.gallantfew.org & www.spartansword.org where two Trac Chairs were purchased for 2 triple amputees as well as assisting in the evacuation of Afghanistan translators that were working with the US Military at the end of the war. We continue to support and send the Spartan Sword across the US to prevent veteran suicide. When our quarterly meetings are over, our mission is not. We continue our mission – Veterans helping Veterans. 

The Spartan Pledge

“I will not take my own life by my own hand until I talk to my Battle Buddy first. My mission, is to find a mission to help my Warfighter family.”


Respectfully,

Christopher Kiernan

TWUVC

Chairman