President’s Message – 01/14/21

Brothers and Sisters, 

The recall process has started in all of our cities due to the March projected schedule. It’s a good sign that things are slowly beginning to come back in the industry. The PSP2 has been passed by the politicians and the Association fought hard to help secure it. All reduced and furloughed members will receive compensation for some of the losses they suffered as a result of the reduction. I know the furloughed people have started to receive the twenty hours a week as required by the PSP2. I am unsure when the full time members will start to receive compensation, but it will be backdated to December 2, 2020. Hopefully it will be distributed in the very near future. 


As we continue to work our way through the contract implementation process, I know it can be very frustrating. We will get through it, just give it some time. Any questions you may have, please reach out to our representatives so they can provide clarification.



Kevin Sullivan

President Local 510



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TWU President Mike Quill introduces keynote speaker Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the national TWU Convention in 1961.

In 1961, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the TWU’s Constitutional Convention, “It is faith that keeps us going, and with this faith we will be able to adjourn the councils of despair and bring new light into the dark changers of pessimism, and then, on that new day, when that day comes, the fears of insecurity, the torments of frustration, and the doubts clouding our future, will be transformed into confidence, into excitement to reach new goals, and in which the brotherhood of man will be undergirded by secure and expanding prosperity available to all,” he said.

“This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to join hands, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual ‘Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last.’”

Sixty years later, we continue to honor King’s legacy by doing everything possible to defend the livelihoods of the women and men of the Transport Workers Union.