Transit Blog

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

While everyone else was bundled up inside, TWU members all over the East Coast were suiting up to tackle the record-breaking blizzard. As the snow came down, our members were digging out subway stations, de-icing planes, clearing off bridges, restoring power, and doing their best to keep transportation and utility systems safe and functional. Check out these examples from just a few of our locals working through the storm:

Read more>> January 28, 2016
Cover of TWU Express announcing Mike Quill's death in Jan. 1966  
Fifty years ago today, just days after leading a successful transit strike that brought New York City to its knees, TWU’s founder and fiery leader Michael J. Quill passed away.
While commemorating the anniversary of his death, TWU members honor Quill's legacy every day by fighting against discrimination, improving workplace policies and protections, and standing up for working men and women who are striving to reach the American Dream.
Read more>> January 28, 2016
Hundreds of TWU members came from near and far to attend the AFL-CIO’s 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Washington, D.C. last week. While learning how to be effective political advocates, members also came together to serve the community by packing more than 400 meals for seniors in need. Attendees even braved the cold to march proudly in the Southeast D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.
Read more>> January 27, 2016
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We’re pleased to announce the first version of the TWU mobile app, designed to allow our members to stay up to date with TWU news, information and photos no matter where they are. As promised at the convention, we want to open the lines of communication between TWU International and our locals. We want to keep you informed, and we know that you’re on the go, keeping America moving. Download the app for Apple or Android from your app store.
So you asked, and we heard: you want information. You want to hear from us. You want timely updates on negotiations, news alerts, and member stories, and you want to know what happens, when it happens. You want an open and transparent exchange of ideas, and you want to be kept up to date on the issues facing this union, whether they’re related to contracts, legislation, internal committees, or even photos of members in action.
Read more>> January 25, 2016

The election for U.S. President will happen this November, and the Republican and Democratic parties start voting on nominees this month.

But before TWU endorses a presidential candidate, your union wants to hear from you about the issues that are most important and which candidate you support. At the direction of President Lombardo and the IAC, the Government Affairs Department developed an online survey to accomplish this.

Read more>> January 21, 2016

TWU Members: If you participated in a National Day of Service activity last weekend, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Communications Department would like to see your photos! They could be used on our website or on social media. E-mail your photos as an attachment to TWU Communications. What better way to honor the civil rights icon than by serving your community.


Read more>> January 21, 2016






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