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 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 […]
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 […]