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Taking on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio yet again, TWU Local 100 recently dealt a blow to the mayor’s latest anti-worker scheme: attempting to ban pedicab drivers from operating below 85th Street, which includes areas of Central Park. The misguided legislation would have destroyed the livelihoods of hundreds of workers, many of whom are immigrants, by keeping them away from the most heavily traveled—and therefore more lucrative—sections of the park.

Read more>> February 12, 2016

Those were the words of gratitude from a TWU Local 555 member who, along with over 100 co-workers, was suspended not long before Christmas.

As previously reported,, Southwest Airlines issued unpaid suspensions ranging from 45 to 90 days to 105 Local 555 members in December, alleging they participated in “illegal job actions.” The alleged “illegal job actions” were actually regional union meetings that took place in Southern California and Orlando, Fla. to discuss options under the Railway Labor Act.

Following the suspensions, several Local 555 members suddenly found themselves facing the holidays with no income.

 

Read more>> February 10, 2016

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October 10, 2015
 
CONTACT: Ori Korin, (202) 374-6103
 
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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