Michael J Quill Scholarship

The 2019 Michael J. Quill Scholarship application is here. The deadline to apply is April 26.

The Michael J. Quill scholarship offers 15 college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4,800. This scholarship is paid out per year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study.

The union has been honoring our founder with these scholarships since 1969. Quill Scholarship awards have benefited hundreds of TWU families. Children of our members in transit, railroad and air transportation, utilities, public employment, space installations, and allied industries are among those who began their college educations with the help of the TWU’s signature scholarship. Click here to read about the 2018 Scholarship Winners.

This year, we are honored to have four additional scholarship sponsors, which will add another 21 scholarships: Union Benefit Planners, M3 Technology, Pitta LLP and Pitta, and Bishop & Del Giorno LLC. All of the above sponsored scholarships will be paid out in the first year, as a single scholarship.

The 2019 application can be found here.

Click here for the official rules and additional information, including eligibility requirements.


Dave sent email to Renae Clemens to ask about PDO scenarios. This is the response  from her. She is part of Envoy Legal and Labor Relations. So PLEASE if anyone has been coded UA and received points under these circumstances PLEASE let a Board Member know.


I have a question…..   Mike Roe informed me today that when an individual uses PDO and does not have enough PDO to cover the whole day, that the rest of the hours are coded as TL (time card leave).   Is this correct ?


Also in reference to CPDO…..  When an individual is taking their pre-bid vacation of one week  (40 hours) if they only have 20 hours then the remaining 20 hours (of the 40 hrs.) are TL (time card leave) as well.  Is this correct  ?    I can not find this anywhere.

Yes, that is correct, the TL code prevents any type of attendance point.

There is not any reference to the TL in the CBA.

The Company was coding the remaining hours as UA which was generating attendance points. I had agreed a while back with the support of Legal we should not be charging attendance


Let me clarify…. My email below is only for the PDO hours.

For example if they someone has 6 hours left in their PDO bank and they call in within the 2 hours to start of their shift they will get hours coded as PDO and 4 hours as TL.

This does not mean that those who have 10 hours left in their CPDO bank can still get an entire week off coded as TL. If you have only have 10 hours left in your CPDO bank then you can only get 1 day off (since your members are 10 hour shifts)