Transit Blog

This year, 25 sons and daughters of TWU members received college scholarships awarded by the TWU International, Union Benefit Planners, Inc., TWU local unions, and Union Plus.

Read more>> July 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Members of Transports Workers Union (TWU) Local 250-A, the union representing San Francisco Muni operators and fare inspectors, have voted to ratify a new three-year contract with the San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Authority (SFMTA).

Read more>> July 16, 2014
Today, TWU International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen and Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division Director Jerome Lafragola brought our union's know-how to the U.S. Department of Transportation's transit assault prevention summit at DOT headquarters in Washington, DC. 
 
Read more>> July 11, 2014
The Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division held its annual meeting on June 12 and 13th in Philadelphia. The Division-wide meeting of local officers is a forum for open discussion, strategic planning, and solidarity building for a stronger Division across the country.
 
Read more>> June 30, 2014
On Monday, TWU Local 250-A members voted 1,198 to 47 to reject a tentative contract agreement with San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The Local, headed by President Eric Williams, represents over 2,000 SFMTA employees in a range of crafts across the MUNI system.
 
Read more>> June 04, 2014
Today we honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country, as members of America’s armed forces. In Washington, DC — the location of the TWU International union hall — as around our nation, we place wreaths and flags on the graves of the many who gave their lives to protect the American people, our democracy, and our freedom.
 
Read more>> May 26, 2014
At noon, hundreds of TWU members marched arm in arm with our brothers and sisters at the ATU to Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC, calling on Congress to fund mass transit. 
 
TWU leadership and rank and file members carried the momentum of the march into dozens of meetings with their elected representatives, in a second day of targeted lobbying on Capitol Hill.
 
Read more>> May 20, 2014

The TWU’s push in the first full day of the 2014 Legislative and COPE Conference was to educate and train TWU members to be effective lobbyists on Capitol Hill and back in their home districts. Members heard from Ed Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department, Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL), and Global Trade Watch Executive Director Lori Wallach. In the afternoon, after an intensive overview of TWU’s legislative agenda, members met with their elected representatives on Capitol Hill.

Read more>> May 19, 2014