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
March 31, 2021 Transport Workers Union of America International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement after President Biden released his American Jobs Plan today: “ The TWU looks forward to working with the Biden administration on the creation of union jobs through the American Jobs Plan. The TWU will continue to partner with the […]
TWU members, Last week, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law – the fifth Covid-19 emergency response bill since the beginning of the pandemic. The TWU played a major role in getting this bill passed, and it includes significant funding that will go directly into your pockets. Over the past year, we have […]
March 8 is International Women’s Day, celebrating the many accomplishments and contributions that women have made throughout history – despite all the unique difficulties they silently face. This year, the TWU International would like to recognize the talented, dedicated, selfless women who serve on our International Executive Council & Board: Delisa Brown, President, Local 171, […]
March 1 kicks off a month dedicated to celebrating Women’s History. The TWU International will be spending the next 31 days shining a bright spotlight on the incredible feats women accomplish each and every day. Before Covid-19 times and throughout this pandemic, they silently overcome obstacles while skillfully performing their day-to-day duties – whether they […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2021 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org Nation’s First Bikeshare Local Elects Executive Board Transport Workers Union Local 320 – the nation’s first organized bikeshare work group – has elected an executive board. The results are: Patrice Delva – President Sheldon Hall – Executive Vice President Stan Jones – Secretary-Treasurer Kimberly Griffin […]
Press Release: The TWU Congratulates Pete Buttigieg Following Confirmation as Department of Transportation Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2021 Contact: Denise Romano at email@example.com The TWU Congratulates Pete Buttigieg Following Confirmation as Department of Transportation Secretary The following statement can be attributed to Transport Workers Union of America International President John Samuelsen, following the confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary. “Secretary Pete Buttigieg is more […]
Press Release: The TWU Opposes Decision to Eliminate Vaccine Prioritization for Transport Workers in California
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2021 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Opposes Decision to Eliminate Vaccine Prioritization for Transport Workers in California Following the announcement that California is going to eliminate job-classification as a criterion for vaccine prioritization going forward, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union (TWU) President John Samuelsen: “This […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2021 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com The TWU Releases White Paper on New Technologies in Transit Systems As companies continue to introduce new technologies onto our roads and into our cities, we must ensure that our communities are the ultimate beneficiaries of new technology. Since the Transport Workers Union of America […]