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.
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Transit Division Updates
Transit Division Updates
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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org TWU Applauds Nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation Following the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Transportation Secretary, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union President John Samuelsen: “Pete Buttigieg is committed to transformational infrastructure investment that creates […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2020| Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The TWU Congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris The below statement should be attributed to the Transport Workers Union (TWU) International Administrative Council: Thanks to historic levels of voter turnout, this country is going to get a President in Joe Biden who believes in […]
GENERAL GUIDANCE Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020 – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html Resuming Business Toolkit – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/resuming-business-toolkit.html?deliveryName=USCDC_10_4-DM29483 Prepare your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19 – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-small-business.html Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html General Business Frequently Asked Questions – […]