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 Submits Comments on DOT OST Scope of the Study on the Impact of Automated Vehicle Technologies on the Workforce
On Nov. 5, the TWU provided feedback on a study proposed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that will look at how driverless technology could hurt today’s bus driver workforce. While the TWU believes driverless vehicles are not safe for use, we asked the DOT to carefully study how workers’ jobs and wages could be […]
Transit Industry Random Drug Testing Rate to Increase January 1, 2019 On October 17, 2018, the Federal Transit Administration issued a “Dear Colleague” letter announcing that effective January 1, 2019, the minimum rate of random drug testing will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent of covered employees for employers subject to FTA’s drug and alcohol […]
On Sept. 21, the TWU New York and New Jersey State Conference wrote a letter to TWU Local 208, expressing support for the campaign against autonomous vehicles. Click here to read the full letter.
On Sept. 18, the Transport Workers Union of America launched a campaign to form a statewide coalition to protect Bus Operators, bus riders and the public in Ohio from unchecked and dangerous automation that some elected officials in the state are promoting. Joined by members of the American Federation of Teachers and the […]
On Sept. 18, the Transport Workers Union of America launched a campaign to form a statewide coalition to protect Bus Operators and bus riders in Ohio from unchecked and dangerous automation that some elected officials in the state are promoting. Joined by members of the Amalgamated Transit Union, the American Federation of Teachers and TWU International President […]
The TWU, the Coalition of Flight Attendants and our much loved and missed colleague and friend Gwen York worked for years to help make this Tower of Voices sculpture a reality. The final piece of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA is now complete and was unveiled this past Sunday. Some of our most […]
It may be 17 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but the TWU family feels its effects every single day. In total, about 3,000 TWU Local 100 members were either assigned to the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero or volunteered to help. Members of TWU Locals throughout the New York metropolitan […]
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 […]