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 28 Jan, 2015 TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund’s 2015 cycle. Since 1969, TWU has awarded 15 four-year college scholarships each year to college-bound dependents of TWU members. Each award recipient receives $1,200 annually, for a total of $4,800 over the four-year college period. Quill Scholarship awards have […]
Published 04 Dec, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DATE: December 4, 2015 CONTACT: Ori Korin, (202) 719-3834 Transport Workers Union Lauds Passage of FAST Act Washington, D.C. —Today, President Obama signed the surface transportation reauthorization bill into law. The “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) is a bipartisan measure that will fund our nation’s public transit […]
Published 25 Feb, 2016 Members of TWU Local 100 were among those honored by the New York Daily News on Tuesday as “Hometown Heroes” at the newspaper’s fourth annual awards ceremony. TWU knows what these men and women do on the job every day, often going above and beyond to keep the city moving and the riding […]
Published 08 Jun, 2016 TWU International President Harry Lombardo was recently honored for his outstanding leadership by Labor Press, New York’s leading source for daily labor news and industry information, at a celebration in New York. The event, held June 1, was also attended by a delegation from the AFL-CIO, led by Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler […]
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 […]