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
Published 14 Oct, 2015 The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee plans to mark up the surface transportation reauthorization bill on Thursday, October 22. TWU has fought to include language in the bill requiring federal regulations to oppose transit privatization and protect transit operators from assault. The final legislative text will be released later this week. TWU will evaluate […]
Published 28 Jan, 2016 Fifty years ago today, just days after leading a successful transit strike that brought New York City to its knees, TWU’s founder and fiery leader Michael J. Quill passed away. While commemorating the anniversary of his death, TWU members honor Quill’s legacy every day by fighting against discrimination, improving workplace […]
Published 02 Sep, 2016 Happy Labor Day from TWU! This holiday represents an important opportunity to reflect on the labor movement’s rich history. Whether you spend the weekend grilling with your family or on the job keeping America moving, take a moment to remember what unions have fought for: workplace safety, retirement security, a living wage, […]
Published 09 Mar, 2016 Remember the fun you had with your G.I. Joes, Barbies and Star Wars play sets? In the third of our Voter Registration Campaign videos, you’ll find the civic duty of voting can be just as much fun! Be a real American voter! Watch and share our video #TWULegCon
Published 24 May, 2011 The TWU Workers’ Rights are Human Rights team in Nevada has raised the activist bar for the rest of the country. To kick off their week, TWU activists in Nevada gave new meaning to “on the ground” organizing, pitching a tent in solidarity with students protesting Draconian public education cuts. Students […]
Published 02 Apr, 2012 “What do we want? Safe buses. When do we want it? Now!” could be heard loud and clear on March 26 as members from Local 234 in Philadelphia continue to demanded justice for victims of transit violence. The demand for justice comes after another attack on a bus operator occurred […]
Published 22 Oct, 2013 The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) joins the rest of the nation this week in thanking the men and women dedicated to transporting children to and from school during National School Bus Safety Week. In recognition of the challenges faced by school bus drivers, today TTD is announcing it will host […]
Published 20 Feb, 2014 TWU International’s top five officers visited members of Local 260 at their shops on Monday, along with Transit Division International Staff. Local 260 represents approximately 2,400 employees of Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority in almost every job title across the public transportation system, from Bus Operators to Welders. International President Harry Lombardo, […]