|March 8th is International Women’s Day. Railroad Workers United would like to celebrate, recognize and commend all women railroad workers who — together with rank and file allies on the rails — make the railroad run. Women have long been part of the railroad workforce: as operators, telegraphers, clerks, and other crafts for decades. |
During World War II, women workers kept the railroad maintenance shops running. In more recent history, women have entered the operating crafts working as brakemen, switchmen, conductors, and engineers. In whatever craft they have found employment, women workers on the railroad have thrived. They have been essential contributors to the strength of the rank and file.
RWU offers our support and solidarity to all women railroaders, and we encourage all rail workers to extend them the recognition, respect, and solidarity that they deserve. And we encourage all women railroad workers to consider joining RWU