We’ve added a new transit report: Public Transit and the Rise of the Public Transportation Network Industry. You can find these on the “for our members” page, under “education and resources.” Don’t forget to bookmark the page and check back often for new resources!
IEC Unanimously Elevates John Samuelsen As 10th International President After Harry Lombardo Announces Retirement At the TWU International Executive Council meeting today, Executive Vice President John Samuelsen was elevated to International President after incumbent President Harry Lombardo unexpectedly announced his retirement, effective immediately. Samuelsen is President of TWU’s largest affiliate, Local 100 in New York […]
After two months of tough negotiations, Local 100 announced this afternoon that it has reached an agreement with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on a new collective bargaining agreement for 38,000 Local 100 members. The contract expired at midnight Sunday but the negotiating teams continued to work through the night and all members […]
“Now is the time.” Those were the words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he addressed the sanitation workers on strike in Memphis just weeks before he was assassinated. Today, we honor Dr. King’s birthday but we do so not as a moment in history, but as a call to action today, to […]
The TWU Veterans Committee will hold its next quarterly meeting January 31 (travel day) through February 3 in Phoenix, Arizona. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Recording Secretary Charlana Bilodeau and also to add any agenda items. Book your room by Jan. 12. Read the full notice.
Brothers and Sisters: The TWU International Administrative Committee and International staff extend to you and your families warm wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season. This is a time for reflection and to make plans for 2017; a time to give thanks for one another, to evaluate what we accomplished, and to assess where we […]
The AFL-CIO will not be holding a conference this year; but TWU, along with the Black Heritage Society will still observe and celebrate the holiday in Houston, Texas, January 13 – 16, 2017. For more information about the event, including costs and how to register, please read this memo from John Bland, International Administrative Vice […]
TWU International President Harry Lombardo joined International Executive Vice President and Local 100 President John Samuelsen at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) December Board meeting yesterday, addressing the body about the importance of equitable wage increases and additional worker safety measures. Local 100’s contracts for TA/OA and MTA bus members are set to expire […]
Seventy-five years ago today, the United States was attacked by Japan at Pearl Harbor, “a date which will live in infamy.” Ninety minutes after the attack began, it was over—leaving 2,403 Americans dead and another 1,178 wounded. The U.S. was at war with Japan, and three days later, with Germany. While the nation […]
Happy Thanksgiving to TWU members and their families From the leadership and international staff of TWU, we’d like to extend a heartfelt wish for a joyous Thanksgiving to all of our members. We know this is the busiest travel time of the year and many of you are working on Thanksgiving Day itself […]