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
Published 28 Jun, 2012 TWU Local 234 won the first round in the fight to keep the overhaul of 176 wheel-assembly units for the Market Frankford El rail cars in Philadelphia. On June 15, Common Pleas Court Judge Idee Fox entered an order prohibiting SEPTA from outsourcing the M-4 trucks pending further discussions with the […]
Published 30 Oct, 2013 </div> <div>On October 29th, one year to the day after Hurricane Sandy barreled through New York City, TWU International President Harry Lombardo delivered a rousing call to action at Local 100’s Rally for a Fair Contract. Approximately 5,000 Local 100 members converged outside of MTA headquarters at 2 Broadway, shutting down […]
Lawmakers, Union Call for $40 Million to be Restored to MTA Budget Published 26 Mar, 2014 By Tanique Williams Read the article Elected officials stood in solidarity on Tuesday with the Transport Workers Union Local 100 chapter — representing 38,000 active transportation workers and about 26,000 retirees — to demand a restoration of funds to […]
Published 10 Sep, 2014 By TWU Texas/Oklahoma State Conference Chair LaTonia Benoit On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the TWU Texas/Oklahoma State Conference went to the Houston Food Bank (HFB) to volunteer as a part of our commitment to making a difference in our community through community service. As a State Conference, it is important to […]
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 […]