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
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 […]
Today, TWU sent letters of support to both the U.S. House and Senate urging lawmakers to cosponsor the Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act (H.R. 1139/S. 436). This bill is essential to helping protect transit operators around the country from the brutal assaults we face every day. H.R. 1139/S. 436 would require local transit agencies […]
President and Officers of the Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division, Well we could not have possibly been discussing a more timely topic. On May 1, the Florida legislature – influenced by UBER lobbyists and UBER money one would guess – has passed a law legalizing self-driving cars and the hiring of them through digital apps. […]
At last week’s Air and Transit Division President’s Joint Council Meeting in Orlando, there was some discussion about Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol testing regulations. Click here to read about testing procedures. If you have further questions or need more information, please contact your Local Staff Representative.
Augusta Community to Deliver Petition to Richmond County Board of Education: Put the Brakes on Toxic School Buses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWU Contact: Heather Laverty, 269-598-2235 Bus Driver Contact: Yolanda Brown, 706-513-4879 Parent Contact: Timothy Howard, 706-399-1367 April 22, 2019 Augusta Community to Deliver Petition to Richmond County Board of Education: Put the Brakes on Toxic School Buses WHEN: Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. WHERE: 864 Broad Street, Central Office Boardroom, Augusta, Georgia WHO: The […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2019 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 Ford GoBike Workers in San Francisco Vote to Join TWU: 60% Said Yes After an intensive organizing effort, Ford GoBike workers in San Francisco voted 60% for representation by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU). Ford GoBike workers are employed by Motivate LLC. […]
The leadership of the Transport Workers Union of America was invited to participate in a Transportation, Labor and Manufacturers summit held at Casina Pio IV in Vatican City, March 4-5. The summit was sponsored by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the Vatican’s Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS). International President John Samuelsen, Secretary-Treasurer Jerome […]
“I think he is a fauxgressive, not a progressive,” Mr. Samuelsen said in a phone interview. “He’s the exact kind of Democrat that got Trump elected, and he’s exactly the kind of candidate that if he gets traction in the primary will get Trump re-elected.” To read the full text click here or see below. New […]