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 20 Sep, 2011 On September 20 TWU members rallied on the steps of capitols and in the streets across the country to tell Congress “Don’t X Out Public Transit.” As part of a coalition composed of public transit advocates and allies, such as the Amalgamated Transit Union and the American Public Transportation Association, members […]
Published 24 Oct, 2011 Workers at Lakeland Area Mass Transit District (Citrus Connection) in Lakeland, Fla. and Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 in Pennsylvania will no longer be at will employees following their vote to join TWU locals 525 and 282 respectively. Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 The employees for Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 came out victorious […]
Published 02 Nov, 2012 Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to help eligible participants in the Union Plus Credit Card, Insurance or Mortgage programs who are facing financial hardship due to the disaster. The money does not have to be repaid. Funds are limited to the nearly $370,000 available in the Union […]
Published 19 Nov, 2013 Union members around the country are reeling from health care contribution costs—what Local 291 President Clarence Washington calls “the big gorilla in the room,” in every labor negotiation. Local 291, which represents Miami-Dade public transit workers, has long been concerned about its membership’s rising health care costs. Some members with dependents […]
Published 07 May, 2014 </div> <div>Local members of TWU’s Nevada/Arizona/Colorado State Conference got all hands on deck this Easter to pull off yet another in a series of inspiring community service projects—this time to support abused and at-risk children in the care of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nevada.</div> <div>St. Jude’s Annual […]
Published 17 Sep, 2014 TWU Local 100 is now the exclusive bargaining representative for Citi Bike workers, after Local 100 President and International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen signed a voluntary recognition agreement with the company on Tuesday night. After a months-long organizing drive—which found broad support among Citi Bike’s 200 bicycle mechanics, dispatchers, call […]
Published 27 Feb, 2015 </div></p> <div><strong style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>WHY THE STATE CONFERENCES’ “TWU DISTRICT DAYS” CAMPAIGN IS SO IMPORTANT IN OUR FIGHT TO PROTECT WORKING FAMILIES</strong></div> <div>By TWU COPE Field Staff Representatives Gwen York and Terry Daniels</div> <div> <div>One of the main goals of our State Conference program […]
Published 05 Jan, 2016 1966 Strike a Seminal Moment in TWU History Fifty years ago this month, New York City transit workers, led by TWU founding president Michael Quill, voted unanimously to strike, setting the stage for how TWU is recognized today: a fighting, militant union that stands up for justice for all working people, […]