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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, […]
April 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWU to DOT: Save Lives Now! Masks Must Be Required on All Passenger Transportation An international team of medical and scientific experts, as well as the President of the Transport Workers Union of America, today called on U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to require masks for all passengers […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com Columbia University to TWU Local 241: ‘Drop Dead’ Ivy League School Provides ‘Bare Minimum’ PPE Work isn’t Covered in TWU Contract NEW YORK, NY – Columbia University is threatening to order about a dozen custodial workers that Transport Workers of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) Local 241 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org Unions Call on Treasury to Keep Workers Top Priority in CARES Act Implementation WASHINGTON, DC – The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and five other unions representing nearly 400,000 airline and airport workers sent a letter to Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin outlining how to […]