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
On behalf of the 55,000 Transport Workers Union members in New York and the 15,000 flights attendants we represent at Southwest Airlines, we were angered to learn of United Capital’s deplorable labor relations approach to contract negotiations with the Hotel Trades Council. Read our letter to David Hayes here.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on legislation that enables the technology and auto industries to test and sell driverless vehicles on a national scale by exempting them from key Department of Transportation safety regulations. The Transport Workers Union has been closely monitoring this legislation and is encouraged by some recent improvements to […]
On behalf of the entire TWU International Administrative Committee and staff, Happy Labor Day to our hardworking members and their families. This holiday represents an important opportunity to reflect on the trade union movement’s rich history, and to renew our commitment to the many fights ahead. Whether you spend the weekend grilling with your family […]
The International is working with local leaders in the Houston area and State Conferences across the country to monitor the safety of our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricane Harvey and extreme weather in Texas. Stay tuned for updates as we assess members’ needs and coordinate the union’s support effort.
TWU International President John Samuelsen fired off a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday, calling on the White House to stand up and protect TWU members’ livelihoods in their contract fight with American Airlines. The letter calls out the company for its continued offshoring of jobs, a decidedly un-American business model, and a clear […]
TWU International President John Samuelsen, along with more than a dozen other TWU leaders, wrote a scathing letter to Gary Kelly, Southwest’s CEO. Southwest has written up three employees per day, and fired one every other day – and it has obliterated employee morale. Enough is enough. Check out the full letter here.
On Wednesday, June 21, the International Executive Council voted unanimously to fill the vacancies on the International Administrative Committee left open by recent retirements and appointments. Below, please find the new IAC officers and their updated positions: John Samuelsen, International President Alex Garcia, International Executive Vice President Gary E. Maslanka, International Secretary-Treasurer John Bland, International […]