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 26 Sep, 2011 In a major breakthrough, members of TWU Local 252 have confirmed the right to preferential hiring and union recognition with Veolia Transportation, selected by Nassau County to be the new private-sector contractor for LI Bus routes and operations. “This is a huge victory for union solidarity and workers standing together,” said […]
Published 01 Mar, 2011 In Gov. Scott Walker’s mean-spirited and controversial attempt to bust public workers unions in Wisconsin, he would also put state and local transit systems at risk—destroying thousands of jobs and stranding riders. Walker is pushing legislation that would strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights, which would result in the […]
Published 07 Aug, 2012 NASA Firefighters are under attack but they’re fighting back. NASA has awarded their Fire Services contract to a company named G4S GS. G4 GS is now attempting to slash NASA Firefighter pay and retirement benefits by 20%, but TWU Local 525 is fighting back. The local has been picketing 5 days […]
Published 11 Nov, 2013 Our veterans in the TWU are not only a tremendous source of pride for all union members, but also a source of aid and inspiration to the membership and their communities. Since its founding in 1934, the TWU has had the honor of counting among its membership generations of military veterans, […]
Published 18 Apr, 2014 </div></div> <div>In a <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” href=”http://youtu.be/zort88kMlUk” target=”_blank”>press conference Thursday</a> with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and MTA CEO Tom Prendergast, <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” href=”http://www.twulocal100.org/” target=”_blank”>TWU Local 100</a> President and International Executive Vice President John […]
Published 15 Sep, 2014 Five hundred and fifty workers at Global Contact Services’ paratransit operation on Northern Boulevard in Queens, NY voted to join TWU Local 100 this weekend. Our newest union brothers and sisters chose TWU by a landslide margin over two other union contenders in the three-way representation election. The final tally, which […]
Published 18 Feb, 2015 </div></p> <p style=”color: rgb(74, 74, 74);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>The TWU International concluded its annual meeting of the International Executive Council (IEC) and International Executive Board (IEB) last week. This critical meeting brings together the TWU International Administrative Committee, our union’s Executive Council Vice Presidents, the Executive Council and […]
Published 30 Dec, 2015 14th Financial Officers Seminar Held If running a local union is like operating a small business, then local secretary-treasurers are the chief financial officers. As part of our union’s ongoing commitment to developing members’ skills, TWU held a Financial Officers Training seminar at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland in […]