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
TWU, Leading Unions, Associations, Announce ‘Moving America Forward’ Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure at UNLV
On Nov. 20, a group of leading labor unions associations announced “Moving America Forward: a 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure,” convened by United for Infrastructure, to be held over President’s Day Weekend 2020 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). President’s Day Weekend marks the start of early voting in […]
The TWU Takes Over Broadway at Local 100 Contract Rally – International In “Lock Step” with Local 100
Deafening shouts of “We Move this City,” “No Contract, No Peace” and “We’ve Got the Power” echoed down Broadway as TWU International President John Samuelsen led a rogue march of hundreds of transit workers from New York City Hall to MTA headquarters on October 30. Waiting for them and taking over the street for blocks […]
President Samuelsen Elected USA Chair of International Transport Workers Federation Road Transport Committee
TWU International President John Samuelsen was elected USA Chair of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Road Transport Committee earlier this month. The ITF represents over 2.5 million road transport workers around the world. In this role, President Samuelsen will work with other transportation leaders around the world to combat the negative effects of privatization, […]
TWU International Communications Dept Wins More than 10 ILCA Awards The TWU International Communications Department won more than 10 International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Awards for work performed in the 2018 calendar year. The ILCA, founded in 1955, is the professional organization of labor communicators in North America. The annual ILCA Labor Media Contest recognizes […]
TWU members are encouraged to participate in the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act Day of Action on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The PRO Act strengthens the federal laws protecting a workers’ right to organize. It would stop companies from retaliating against workers for exercising their democratic rights. It would help newly organized employees negotiate […]
On Wednesday, October 16, TWU members are encouraged to participate in the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act Day of Action, with a national call-in and social media blitz. The PRO Act strengthens the federal laws protecting a workers’ right to organize. You can read all about it in Secretary-Treasurer Lafragola’s column. Stay tuned […]
(The following article first appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of the TWU Express magazine) Click here for a PDF version By International Secretary-Treasurer Jerome Lafragola It’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet, as working peoples’ wages remain stagnant while the rich get richer. In fact, between 1980 and 2014, income for the […]