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 17 Nov, 2015 Facing a Nov. 20 deadline, the House has passed a clean, bi-partisan extension of the Surface Transportation bill. The House and Senate now have until Dec. 4, 2015, to negotiate over the two different versions of the bill in a Conference Committee. Once they reach a final agreement, the House and […]
Published 10 Feb, 2016 Update: Read the thank you letter from Local 555 Those were the words of gratitude from a TWU Local 555 member who, along with over 100 co-workers, was suspended not long before Christmas. As previously reported, Southwest Airlines issued unpaid suspensions ranging from 45 to 90 days to 105 Local 555 members in December, […]
TWU Locals 250-A, 502 & 505 Endorse Clinton Published 03 Jun, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2016 CONTACT: Chris Donnelly (732) 280-9600 Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 & 505 Endorse Hillary Clinton for President California – The Transport Workers Union of America Locals 250-A, 502 and 505 today endorsed Hillary Clinton […]
Published 13 Oct, 2011 On Wednesday, October 12 TWU International President James C. Little sent a letter to all House of Representative members in support of the Carnahan/LaTourette Transit Assistance Act. Dear Representative: In the face of some of the highest ridership on public transportation ever, 85% of transit systems across this nation are struggling […]
Published 04 Apr, 2011 On March 31 and April 1, TWU co-hosted an international meeting of delegates from 11 countries on the subject of Veolia, an multinational company that has been rapidly expanding into the transport sector in the U.S. and Canada. The French-based company has been associated with attempts to drive down wages and […]
Published 30 Oct, 2013 The new TWU administration’s first weeks have been devoted to hearing from locals in every division. In the past, the expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of ATD locals in particular was often overlooked. Moving forward, the International will seek the input of local leadership at every step in negotiations with employers. To […]
Published 18 Mar, 2014 Out-of-state corporate interests and their allies are going state by state to weaken the middle class by singling out unions and denying our voice on the job. House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034 would prohibit workers from negotiating payroll deductions and silence the voices of middle class Pennsylvanians. The TWU […]