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.
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Transit Division Updates
Transit Division Updates
GENERAL GUIDANCE Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020 – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html Resuming Business Toolkit – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/resuming-business-toolkit.html?deliveryName=USCDC_10_4-DM29483 Prepare your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19 – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-small-business.html Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html General Business Frequently Asked Questions – […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org Hypocritical DOT Refuses to Mandate Masks On Friday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) rejected a petition from the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO to require masks for passengers on commercial passenger transportation. TWU International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement in response: “It’s downright dangerous for […]
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