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
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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Heather Laverty at 269-598-2235 September 18, 2019 TWU Local 208 Hosts Community Event to Stop Driverless Buses WHEN: Tomorrow, Thursday, September 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. WHERE: Travelers’ Rest Baptist Church, 1533 Cleveland Avenue WHO: TWU Local 208 and the People Before Robots Campaign, a statewide coalition of […]
Today marks the 18th anniversary of one of the most tragic of days in modern history. The Transport Workers Union honors the sacrifices made by Cabin Crews, Passengers, First Responders and all the innocent victims who perished on September 11, 2001. As we remember the tragic events that unfolded on 9/11 we ask that you […]
The entire TWU International Administrative Committee and staff wish our hardworking members and their families a very Happy Labor Day! This is our holiday – a day to celebrate all the progress the trade union movement has made. Whether you spend your weekend grilling with your family or on the job keeping America moving, take […]