Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I am proud to announce that I have been appointed to the Executive Board of The International Transport Workers Union AFL-CIO. On Tuesday, January 23, 2024 I was officially sworn in at the monthly meeting of the Board held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
It is an honor for me to serve on this Executive Board. I have been a member of TWU for 33 years and have served most recently as President of TWU Local 290, where I will continue to serve our members.
I feel this appointment will be very helpful to our Local because of the connections I will make with other presidents of locals around the country. I am currently in discussions with a president of another management union from New York. We plan to review each other’s MOUs to see what kinds of changes we can make for the betterment of our members.
I truly appreciate the confidence the International has in me and promise to bring what I learn to our members to strengthen our union. I want to thank Willie Brown, International Vice President, Curtis Tate, International Executive Vice President, and John Samuelson, International President.
Craig V. Holmes
From left to right: International President John Samuelson, Executive Vice President Alex Garcia, Jose
Garcia (Recording Secretary Local 106), Craig Holmes (President, Local 290), Moisley Pawa (President, Local 504).
Communication is vital. We want to be able to keep in touch with our members. If you move, change your email address, or have not yet given us your personal email address, please provide us with that information by phone (215-543-9800) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We do not receive any information from SEPTA regarding your personal information.
If you get promoted or change positions within the company, please notify SEPTA payroll if you are no longer eligible for membership in Local 290 and request that they no longer deduct dues from your check, and let us know as well. We are not informed by SEPTA regarding promotions, etc. and we cannot request changes to anyone’s check. When you joined the union you signed a form which we in turn send to payroll. Requests for any changes must come from you.
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