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
Education & Training Workshops Build Stewards’ Expertise Published 10 Sep, 2014 Over the past few months, TWU has rolled out a program of intensive education and training workshops at our locals across the country. Coordinated and overseen by Education Consultant Robert Wechsler, Ph.D., these focused sessions are tailored to the needs of specific union representatives […]
TWU Represented at AFL-CIO MLK Civil & Human Rights Conference Published 19 Jan, 2015 </div></p> <div>Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we must reaffirm our commitment to the fight for justice. From TWU’s founding in 1934, our pursuit of absolute economic and social justice—regardless of race, gender, class or creed—has been this union’s most […]
Published 02 Dec, 2015 UPDATE: Both the House and Senate have passed the bill. This week, Congress reached agreement on a transit and Amtrak bill that includes numerous provisions supported by TWU. For the last two years, we have fought for federal legislation that protects labor rights, increases transit funding, preserves Amtrak jobs, provides a […]
Published 12 Feb, 2016 Taking on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio yet again, TWU Local 100 recently dealt a blow to the mayor’s latest anti-worker scheme: attempting to ban pedicab drivers from operating below 85th Street, which includes areas of Central Park. The misguided legislation would have destroyed the livelihoods of hundreds of workers, […]
Published 04 Jun, 2016 Hillary Clinton Statement on Endorsements from Three California TWU Locals Hillary Clinton issued a statement following the endorsement of Transport Workers Union of America Locals 502, 505, and 250-A, three California-based local chapters that fight for transit workers statewide: “I am honored and grateful to have earned the endorsement of the Transport Workers […]
Published 26 May, 2011 Transport Workers Union of America President, James C. Little was one of two labor union presidents and 16 other principal officers of various organizations, including Amtrak, participating in a discussion on “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure” with the Senate Democratic Caucus on May 25, 2011. The dialogue focused on job creation, the impact […]
Published 24 Mar, 2011 TWU leaders representing transit division locals from around the country met with fellow local and national union activists, transportation experts and transit system administrators to discuss the major challenges facing the transportation industry during a period of decreased funding and service cuts, an aging workforce and changing technology. The Transportation Learning […]
Published 28 Jun, 2012 TWU Local 234 won the first round in the fight to keep the overhaul of 176 wheel-assembly units for the Market Frankford El rail cars in Philadelphia. On June 15, Common Pleas Court Judge Idee Fox entered an order prohibiting SEPTA from outsourcing the M-4 trucks pending further discussions with the […]