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Members of the Veterans Committee at their meeting in Chicago

The TWU Veteran’s Committee (TWUVC) convened their quarterly meeting in Chicago this week, hosted by Locals 512 and 572, with attendees from 15 other locals around the country. As part of TWU’s promise to invest in our veterans and strengthen the committee structure, the Veteran’s Committee has been hard at work pursuing an ambitious agenda aimed at broadening member communications, increasing legislative activity and continuing to support important charitable causes. 

Read more>> October 09, 2015
TWU has represented workers on New York City’s Gray Line tourist buses for over 50 years. In 2009, the company merged with another company whose workers were represented by a different union, the United Service Workers. The recent election was TWU’s attempt to keep the relationship between the two companies from eroding TWU’s contractual standards, and from subtracting from the number of jobs and job opportunities available to our members.
Gray Line tour guide Marion Barash with her walkerIn the days leading up to the vote, what transpired was a display of exactly the effort TWU is most proud of: a mobilization of the resources, spirit and commitment that’s indicative of the fighting, militant union we’ve promised to become. TWU locals from across divisions came together with TWU International to support Local 225 in the fight of its life, battling for 500+ members and the reputation and integrity of our union.
Read more>> September 30, 2015

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October 10, 2015
Ori Korin
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Victory for TWU: MTA Capital Plan Gets Funded

Earlier today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor de Blasio and Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Prendergast announced an agreement on funding for the MTA Capital Plan after weeks of vocal pressure from TWU. The union issued the following statement:

“This is an incredible victory for the thousands of transit workers whose jobs are directly impacted by the MTA Capital Plan, and for the millions of New York’s working families who use the bus and subway system every day.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to Governor Cuomo for pressing this issue so hard and bringing it to a conclusion so that the MTA would not be forced to scale back the capital plan. Over three thousand TWU members earn their livelihoods keeping our transit system in a state of good repair, and any failure to properly fund it would have hurt workers and riders alike, to say nothing of the long term negative impact on the region’s economy.
Read more>> October 10, 2015







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