Juneteenth, also known as “Emancipation Day” or “Freedom Day,” marks the day when Union troops reached Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.

Juneteenth Message from President Bill Bernal

Juneteenth Message from President Bill Bernal Dear TWU Local 556 Members, The Juneteenth holiday marks the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the United States in 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This day...

Bill’s Weekly Round-Up

I apologize for the recent lack of communication; my schedule has been incredibly packed, leaving me little time to write and distribute these updates. However, I’m committed to keeping you informed in a more timely manner moving forward.

Your Executive Board will convene as a whole for the second time this week, and I’m eager to get down to the essential work of our Union. Our agenda this week includes appointing new Committee Chairpersons and Co-chairpersons.