The Transit, Universities, Utilities, and Services Division (TUUS) is the union’s largest, representing bus and train operators, mechanics, engineers, supervisors, cleaners, ticket agents and other titles at some of the nation’s busiest public transit systems, including MTA (New York), SEPTA (Philadelphia), MUNI (San Francisco), COTA (Columbus), METRO (Houston), NICE (Long Island), Miami-Dade County Transit, and others.
This dynamic division also represents school bus drivers, para-transit and tour bus operators, as well as operations and maintenance workers at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Brooklyn’s National Grid, Columbia University, Julliard, Barnard College, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and in cities, towns, and municipalities around the country. The division spans both public and private employers, negotiating and administering many of the industry’s leading contracts, and setting the standard for 21st-century organizing, with a successful effort to unionize bikeshare workers in Boston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.
For individual contract information, please visit the local website or contact your local.
Transit Division Updates
Transit Division Updates
Led by Transit Director Curtis Tate, the Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services (TUUS) staff embarked on a week-long 1,500-mile road trip to visit midwestern transit locals. The staff flew to Ohio where they boarded a vehicle and began the 1,500-mile trip, which took them through the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. […]
The TWU organizing machine is in full swing. Under this new leadership, the Transport Workers Union has just won our 20th new worker organizing drive. We continue to grow and thrive across the entire transport sector. Since 2017, our membership has increased from 137,000 to 151,000. The TWU is by far the fastest growing union in […]
On June 5, the TWU International sent a letter to members of Congress, expressing our support for the Transit Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act (H.R. 2739). Click here to read the letter.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pete Donohue, 917-796-8176 May 24, 2019 TWU Condemns FTA for Failing to Protect Transit Operators WASHINGTON, DC. – The Transport Workers Union (TWU) International President John Samuelsen released the following statement today in regard to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Notice, billed as Protecting Public Transportation Operators from the Risk of […]
The TWU is always thankful for all the hard work our members perform every day. This weekend, we’re especially grateful for our members who have served in the military, and we will take a moment to honor the sacrifices they made. Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. […]
Motivate Bike Share Worker Chris Reyes was on the job, sitting at the intersection of North Ridge Boulevard and Touhy Avenue when “all of a sudden a van comes speeding along next to me…goes through the intersection and plows into another car.” The car flipped upside down, landing on the roof and trapping three passengers inside. […]
Established in 1969, the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or […]