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 Air Division Presidents Conference was held April 10 – 11 in San Francisco. The meeting was an opportunity for the Air Division Local Presidents to come together to network and discuss challenges they are facing as well as unique tactics and techniques that are working for their locals. The Presidents in attendance represented members […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018 CONTACT: Pete Donohue Pdonohue@twu.org Washington, D.C. – In response to the release of the Senate Democrats’ Jobs & Infrastructure Plan for America’s Workers, Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “We commend the Senate Democrats for the plan they released today that proposes […]
TWU is saddened to announce the passing of George Jennings, who originally came out of the former Queens Private Bus Division as a Bus Operator for Local 100. Jennings later became a Local 100 Staff Representative for the Private Lines and was elected Vice President of the local covering Private Operations and School Bus in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2018 CONTACT: Ori Korin email@example.com Transport Workers Union of America Reacts to Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan Washington, D.C. – In response to the White House’s infrastructure principles released today, Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “There’s no doubt that infrastructure in […]
Come back to Earth, Mayor Gimenez. You want a $170,000 raise while Miami-Dade Transit riders are suffering service cuts, delays, and equipment breakdowns? The TWU won’t stand by while the mayor blames blue collar workers for problems caused by lack of adequate funding and equipment. That’s why this full page ad ran today in the […]
TWU is now accepting applications for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer 15 college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4,800. This scholarship will be paid out per year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The union has been […]
The men and women of Transport Workers Union Local 291 have worked without a contract for more than three years. Mayor Gimenez, meanwhile, has tried to blame transit workers for the poor Metrorail and MetroBus service that Miami-Dade residents have been getting. Today, TWU Local 291 is fighting back with a series of demands for […]
Local 208 President Andrew Jordan testified before the Ohio House of Representatives Transportation and Public Safety Committee hearing Wednesday on the potential impacts of driverless technology. He was joined by nearly 50 bus operators and mechanics, who donned masks reading “we will not be silenced,” and afterwards held a press conference and lobbied to discuss […]