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 01 Sep, 2014 On Labor Day, we celebrate our nation’s proud tradition of labor activism and the determination and fighting spirit of the American worker. Brothers and Sisters, we — the working class — built this country and are responsible for its continued prosperity. It is a fact that industrial trade unions, including the […]
Published 08 Dec, 2014 By Bob Wechsler, TWU Education & Training Coordinator The question inevitably comes up at the membership meeting, “Why can’t we afford it?’ Twenty-five local union officers, most of them Secretary-Treasurers came together at the Maritime Institute in Lithnicum, MD for an intensive 2.5-day training to learn and practice the tools of […]
House Introduces Surface Transportation Reauth & Reform Act Published 20 Oct, 2015 Today, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders introduced the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), a multi-year surface transportation bill to reauthorize and reform federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs. Here are a few key facts about the […]
Published 28 Jan, 2016 While everyone else was bundled up inside, TWU members all over the East Coast were suiting up to tackle the record-breaking blizzard. As the snow came down, our members were digging out subway stations, de-icing planes, clearing off bridges, restoring power, and doing their best to keep transportation and utility systems […]
Published 28 May, 2015 Jon Bradford is president of Transport Workers (TWU) Local 226, representing some 800 bus drivers and social service workers in New Jersey. The local is about to grow by 100 members, thanks to a successful organizing campaign by bus driver Luis Del Toro and his co-workers who work for Trans-Ed, a […]
Published 16 Mar, 2016 This week President Obama fulfilled his Constitutional duty by nominating Merrick Garland, a chief federal appeals judge, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Speaking at TWU’s legislative and political conference last week, International President Harry Lombardo made the connection between the Supreme Court, the 2016 election, and […]
Published 19 May, 2011 Outsourcing aircraft maintenance to overseas facilities with low pay, little oversight and minimal training is a threat to decent union jobs in the U.S. and a safety concern for the flying public, according to a recent investigative report by KIRO 7 Eyewitness News in Seattle, WA. The report, Third-World Mechanics Paid […]
Published 03 Apr, 2012 Local 100 and 234 co-hosted the Transit, Utility, University and Rail Working Women’s Committee Conference which brought together women from TWU Locals 171, 101 and numerous other unions, such as the Teamsters and SEIU. The conference was a 3-day event that consisted of speakers, plenary sessions and an awards ceremony recognizing […]