Transit Blog

In a press conference Thursday with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and MTA CEO Tom Prendergast, TWU Local 100 President and International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen announced a tentative contract settlement after more than two years of bitterly contentious negotiations with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
 
Read more>> April 18, 2014
Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the union-endorsed Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, is taking her message of economic and social justice for working families on the road in our Union’s famous motorcoach — known as the “TWU bus.” Endorsed by the TWU’s Texas State Conference on March 13, Van de Putte kicked off her statewide bus tour on March 30th, in coordination with the TWU International and local members of the Conference.
 
Read more>> April 03, 2014

Elected officials stood in solidarity on Tuesday with the Transport Workers Union Local 100 chapter — representing 38,000 active transportation workers and about 26,000 retirees — to demand a restoration of funds to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority budget, instead of the $40 million deduction Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed.

Read more>> March 26, 2014

Out-of-state corporate interests and their allies are going state by state to weaken the middle class by singling out unions and denying our voice on the job. House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034 would prohibit workers from negotiating payroll deductions and silence the voices of middle class Pennsylvanians. The TWU International and your local unions are working in coordination to stop this attack on thousands of TWU families throughout the State. Calling all TWU members in PA: The time to take action is now! Contact your elected representatives today!

Read more>> March 18, 2014

Bob Crow, the fighting leader of the United Kingdom's National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), died unexpectedly early on Tuesday morning. This tragedy comes just weeks after Crow led Tube workers in a successful two-day strike over the London Underground's plan to cut 1,000 jobs by closing the system's ticket offices. The TWU mourns the passing of a true working class hero.

Read more>> March 11, 2014

The TWU's top five Officers visited members of Local 260 at their shops on Monday, along with Transit Division International Staff. Local 260 represents approximately 2,400 employees of Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority in almost every job title across the public transportation system, from Bus Operators to Welders.

Read more>> February 20, 2014

On Tuesday, TWU International President Harry Lombardo was elected to serve as a Vice President on the AFL-CIO Executive Council at the Federation’s Executive Council Winter Meeting. Composed of union leadership from across the AFL-CIO, the Council marshals the collective force of the American labor movement to support working families.

Read more>> February 20, 2014

TWU Local 100 lost a hard-working family man when New York City Transit Bus Operator William Pena, 49, was killed in the line of duty early on the morning of February 12th, after a stolen truck slammed into his M-14 Manhattan crosstown bus. Pena was taking his bus across 7th Avenue on 14th Street in the Chelsea district when Domonic Whilby, 22, who was drunk, crashed a large truck into Pena's articulated bus.

Read more>> February 16, 2014