Legal & Political

Legislative & Political

As your representative in Tallahassee, the TWU Local 291 works to ensure our members have their voices heard in the halls of the Florida Congress, with state regulatory agencies, and at the State House on the critical issues facing working people today: job security, transportation and infrastructure funding, and more. We keep close watch on the state-wide political agenda to monitor for any legislative attacks on your right to a voice on the job.

State Conferences

TWU Local 291 State Conferences are a way for all TWU locals in a region to come together to support a common agenda. At State Conference meetings locals pool resources, strategize and take on joint campaigns. Since first convened, the State Conferences have won critical battles and developed strong community and political ties across the country. Follow them on Flickr here!

The State Conferences are also involved with TWU’s International Campaign Unit (ICU) which helps execute strategic organizing, contract, and political campaigns, working across every division, every local, and every region.

State Conference Contact Information

Voter Registration

We can’t change outcomes unless we vote, and we can’t vote unless we’re registered. Our ongoing goal is to register at least 80 percent of all TWU members to vote. How can you help? Locals and State Conferences have lists of unregistered voters and are working to get members registered.

Questions? Contact the Government Affairs department at (202) 719-3870.

Current Legislative Agenda

Federal Legislative Work

As Congress continues its legislative session, TWU will update this page will guidance on bills that affect our members and actions you can take that have a direct impact on federal legislation. To check the status of a particular bill or to see how your member of Congress voted, use the Library of Congress’ system.

State and Local Efforts

Find out when your state legislature is in session at the National Conference on State Legislatures. Find your state, local, or county federation of the AFL-CIO, which can help you get involved in labor activism and grassroots efforts in your own community.

Local State and Federal Elections

Every election is an important opportunity for working people to make their voices heard. From the presidential contest every four years to state and locals races all the way down the ballot, TWU is here to educate our members on the issues that matter most to working people.

Check back here often for ways to stay involved, opportunities to volunteer, and news from candidates and campaigns that TWU supports. Democracy is not a spectator sport—take action and vote!

Useful links:
Am I registered to vote? If not, how can I, and when is my state’s deadlineWhere is my polling location?

Donate to TWU COPE to support candidates who support you.

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