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.
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Transit Division Updates
Transit Division Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Looks Forward to Working with President Biden and Vice President Harris Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union (TWU) President John Samuelsen: “The TWU is proud to congratulate […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The Biden Administration’s Mask Mandate Will Save Lives In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement of a federal mask mandate, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union (TWU) President John Samuelsen: “It’s about damn time our government lived up to its obligations […]
TWU Members, As we prepare for the presidential inauguration on Wednesday, our top priority is ensuring the safety of all transport workers. We urge you to use caution in the coming days. The events of the past few weeks in Washington, DC and several state capitals, including the breaching of the United States Capitol, have […]
In 1961, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the TWU’s Constitutional Convention, “It is faith that keeps us going, and with this faith we will be able to adjourn the councils of despair and bring new light into the dark changers of pessimism, and then, on that new day, when that day comes, […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2021 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Applauds President-Elect Biden’s Covid-19 Relief Package WASHINGTON, DC – President Elect Joe Biden released a comprehensive $1.9 trillion stimulus plan on Jan 14. It includes a Covid-19 relief package designed to protect the health and safety of frontline workers, as well as prevent […]
January 13, 2021 Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, each year in the amount of $1,200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year […]
The TWU has spent the past few months working diligently to ensure today’s stimulus bill was passed. The International has been lobbying the Congress ever since March on direct aid to our sectors to ensure that our members are kept on payrolls. This work culminated in five relief and aid bills totaling nearly $4 trillion […]
The TWU Is Encouraged by Stimulus Agreement, Urges Congress to Provide Additional Funding for State and Local Governments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2020| Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The TWU Is Encouraged by Stimulus Agreement, Urges Congress to Provide Additional Funding for State and Local Governments TWU issued the following response to the deal reached by Congressional leaders in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: “The TWU worked hard to ensure this package […]