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
Come back to Earth, Mayor Gimenez. You want a $170,000 raise while Miami-Dade Transit riders are suffering service cuts, delays, and equipment breakdowns? The TWU won’t stand by while the mayor blames blue collar workers for problems caused by lack of adequate funding and equipment. That’s why this full page ad ran today in the […]
TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer 15 college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4,800. This scholarship will be paid out per year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The union has been […]
The men and women of Transport Workers Union Local 291 have worked without a contract for more than three years. Mayor Gimenez, meanwhile, has tried to blame transit workers for the poor Metrorail and MetroBus service that Miami-Dade residents have been getting. Today, TWU Local 291 is fighting back with a series of demands for […]
Local 208 President Andrew Jordan testified before the Ohio House of Representatives Transportation and Public Safety Committee hearing Wednesday on the potential impacts of driverless technology. He was joined by nearly 50 bus operators and mechanics, who donned masks reading “we will not be silenced,” and afterwards held a press conference and lobbied to discuss […]
From the beginning, Local 252, along with TWU International leadership, sought a speedy resolution to this dispute so our members could continue to serve our communities and provide safe transportation to the children in the affected districts. It’s unfortunate that we had to stand up and take action against a corporate bully, who has no regard […]
As of November 6, about 400 Local 252 members in Long Island are on strike. Every day, they’ve shown up by 5 am to hold the picket line outside local bus yards. Ronald Baumann and his wife Laurie, the owners of Baumann & Sons Buses, have made millions off Local 252 members’ hard work, and […]
The wake of destruction left from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is unimaginable. TWU members and retirees are not only facing the struggle of rebuilding homes and replacing belongings, but daily survival items such as food, water, medical supplies, and electricity are scarce. At the Transport Workers Union’s 25th Convention, delegates unanimously approved a resolution, […]