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 Files Comments to DOT Document, “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0”
On Dec. 3, the TWU filed comments to a Department of Transportation (DOT) document called “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0” (AV 3.0). This DOT guidance document seeks to rush the use of driverless transit buses without much consideration for how it could harm workers and public safety. The TWU’s comments urge […]
From Transit Division Director Curtis Tate: As we enter this holiday season, we have much to be grateful for. The good feelings that come from being grateful can help us connect with both our members and the communities we serve by uplifting each other and renewing the faith that we are not alone in our […]
The entire leadership and staff at the TWU International extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our members. We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping everyone safe as they journey to their loved ones. You […]
On Nov. 15, members of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO adopted the resolution “Protecting the Public Safety and Jobs in the Age of Autonomous Vehicles in the New York City Public Transit System.” “If autonomous buses are introduced in New York City that introduction will occur only if and when these vehicles are […]
A special edition of FTA’s Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates newsletter, including information about the upcoming random drug testing rate increase, is now available. The newsletter provides guidance for multi-modal employers on how to test at the higher rate, including how to calculate the number of required random drug test. Links: FTA Drug and Alcohol Regulation […]
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 […]