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
Members of the TWU International Working Women’s Committee met in Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 26 and 27, hosted by Local 525. TWU International Director of Human and Civil Rights and Working Women’s Committee John Bland and Committee Chair LaTonya Crisp opened the meeting with remarks stressing the importance of voting this November, registering those […]
After six years at the bargaining table, members of Local 1400 overwhelmingly ratified a 10-year contract with the Port Authority of NY & NJ on July 27. An unprecedented 77% of the members cast ballots with 97% voting “Yes” to ratify the contract. Contract Highlights Compounded wage increases totaling 29.87% for members with 10 years […]
The TWU International wants to render as much assistance as possible on Janus implementation issues. If any issue arises, feel free to call Transit Director and Administrative Vice President Curtis Tate. While it has been less than a month since Supreme Court Judge Alito’s pen eviscerated worker’s rights in the public sector, complications, concerns and […]
Brothers and Sisters, It’s been two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mark Janus and against every worker and every trade union member. This ruling is the latest attack in the sustained and highly coordinated campaign by anti-worker entities to erode the rights of working people and dismantle unions. The TWU anticipated this […]
Columbus City Council Passes Resolution in Support of the TWU’s Fight Against Driverless Buses! This Historic Move Represents A Battle Victory in Our War Against Autonomous Buses
When Columbus, Ohio was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation SMART city challenge grant last year, local elected officials talked about bringing the city into the 21st century by introducing cutting-edge technology into the transportation sector which would be led by a group called SMART Columbus– but no one thought they would want to eliminate Bus […]
Two TWU Local 1400 members saved the life of a 69-year-old man when he went into cardiac emergency while riding a New Jersey Transit bus on June 4. The Ridgewood-bound bus just left the Port Authority terminal when the passenger started feeling ill. A fellow rider began performing CPR until police arrived, just outside the […]
Established in 1969, the Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or university and […]