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
Established in 1969, the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or […]
June 19, 1865, or Juneteenth, marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States, one of the most important dates in our nation’s history. But even today, 155 years later, systemic racism is still alive in the United States. Over the past several months, the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, […]
The Transport Workers of America stands in solidarity with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) Juneteenth shut down of 29 west coast ports. The job action is in honor of the ongoing national protests to end systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of Minneapolis police. Labor and civil […]
The Transport Workers of America applauds the United States Supreme Court’s June 15 landmark decision that affirms sexual orientation and gender identity are protected characteristics under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. No one should live in fear of discrimination in the workplace based on who they are or who they love. It is […]
On June 9, Thomas Shaw, a Bus Operator and member of TWU Local 234 in Philadelphia, testified at the Transportation & Infrastructure House Committee’s hearing, “On the Front Lines: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers.” Click here to read his full testimony.
After nearly five months of intense negotiations, amid a nationwide crisis and protests, Local 252 reached a tentative agreement with Transdev on June 3 that secures major wins for its Transit members. “This was a long battle, with 13 sessions during a pandemic that put New York State and Nassau County into poverty with little […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org TWU Statement on Justice for George Floyd and National Protests Transport Workers of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International Administrative Council members President John Samuelsen, Executive Vice President Alex Garcia, Secretary-Treasurer Jerome Lafragola, Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes and Administrative Vice President Curtis Tate, have issued the […]
Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. This weekend, especially in the midst of a pandemic, the officers and staff of the TWU International will take a moment to honor our members who served in the military and the sacrifices they made. The […]