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 07 Oct, 2011 TWU Local 100 amped up its alliance with Occupy Wall Street (OWS) this past Wednesday by joining the largest demonstration since OWS kicked off last month. Shoulder to shoulder, nearly 15,000 union members, activists, students and Americans who want an economy that works for everyone united in Foley Square for Community […]
Published 07 Mar, 2011 Addressing the crisis facing transit systems, ensuring fair union elections for rail and aviation workers, and creating jobs are the top priorities of transportation unions. The Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO Executive Committee, which includes TWU, recently released a policy statement on seven key issues impacting workers in the rail, transit […]
Published 06 Jul, 2012 The City of Philadelphia, the School District and SEPTA, at a time when all are hard pressed to make ends meet, are paying millions of dollars to Wall Street banks to service debt. These payments include bad interest swap deals the banks negotiated that have cost the City an estimated 331 […]
Published 06 Nov, 2013 On October 30, locals from all three divisions across Ohio and Michigan convened a meeting of the Ohio/Michigan State Conference, held quarterly. Political initiatives on the table ran the gamut from impending right-to-work legislation in Ohio to a recently introduced transit worker assault bill. Our locals in the region are expecting […]
Published 03 Apr, 2014 </div> <div>Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, the union-endorsed Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor, took her message of economic and social justice for working families on the road in our union’s famous motorcoach—known as the “TWU bus.”</div> <div>Endorsed by <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” href=”http://www.twu.org/Legislative/StateConferences.aspx” […]
Published 11 Sep, 2014 Today, on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives and to the resilience and power of the American spirit. At this morning’s moving ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial, President Obama said these words in recognition of the men and women who displayed […]
Published 28 Jan, 2015 The latest issue of the TWU Express is hot off the presses and en route to TWU members across America. But you can get an advance look at the digital version of the issue right now! Read the full issue Read and download previous issues …Return
Published 16 Dec, 2015 Brothers and Sisters: As we write this message, over 100 of our members from Local 555 have been suspended for attending regional union meetings in Southern California and Orlando, Florida last month. Local 555 leadership organized the meetings to discuss options with their membership after stalled negotiations with Southwest Airlines, a […]