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.
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Transit Division Updates
Transit Division Updates
After nearly five months of intense negotiations, amid a nationwide crisis and protests, Local 252 reached a tentative agreement with Transdev on June 3 that secures major wins for its Transit members. “This was a long battle, with 13 sessions during a pandemic that put New York State and Nassau County into poverty with little […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org TWU Statement on Justice for George Floyd and National Protests Transport Workers of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International Administrative Council members President John Samuelsen, Executive Vice President Alex Garcia, Secretary-Treasurer Jerome Lafragola, Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes and Administrative Vice President Curtis Tate, have issued the […]
Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. This weekend, especially in the midst of a pandemic, the officers and staff of the TWU International will take a moment to honor our members who served in the military and the sacrifices they made. The […]
The House-passed Heroes Act directly addresses the needs of TWU members during the ongoing pandemic. TWU strongly supports this legislation and is calling on the Senate to pass it immediately. This legislation is vital to our country’s efforts to contain and move past this virus, as well as to halt the free fall of our […]
On May 6, Local 234 member Russell Gardner got up, went to work at the NRG station and found a surprise waiting for him: SEPTA threw him a party in honor of his 50th work anniversary. Gardner, who is a Custodian, has only called out sick twice in his half-century career. “This is something to […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The Transport Workers Union Endorses Joe Biden for President Washington, D.C. – As transportation workers continue to suffer through the ongoing pandemic, we are all reminded of the importance of strong, pro-worker leadership at every level. More than 110 TWU members have died and another […]
Transport workers have been among the hardest hit groups in the country by COVID-19, with more than 8 percent of TWU members having died, tested positive, or been quarantined due to the virus. But throughout the pandemic, the TWU has launched fightbacks in cities across the country, winning critical protections for our members who are […]
A company has used the TWU’s logo to sell facemasks that do not meet federal respiratory standards and are not union made. The Transport Workers Union of America does not sanction the sale of these products and we are fighting to stop it. A fly-by-night non-union company, which goes by various names including Mercury Tee, […]