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From the entire leadership and international staff of TWU, we’d like to extend a heartfelt wish for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our members.

We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping the traveling public moving safely on buses, trains, and planes; in tunnels and on bridges; and for keeping our utilities, universities and casinos operating this holiday season. Thank you for helping to make Thanksgiving with family possible for all of us.

Read more>> November 25, 2015

Facing a Nov. 20 deadline, the House has passed a clean, bi-partisan extension of the Surface Transportation bill. The House and Senate now have until Dec. 4, 2015, to negotiate over the two different versions of the bill in a Conference Committee. Once they reach a final agreement, the House and Senate will each vote again on the revised reauthorization bill. 

Read more>> November 17, 2015

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October 10, 2015
Ori Korin
202-374-6103 or okorin@twu.org
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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