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
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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2020 America’s Largest Transit Worker Unions Vow “Aggressive Action” If Transit Systems Don’t Protect Frontline Workers We are not cannon fodder. Dying is no way to make a living. ATU Contact: David Roscow, (202)487-4990 TWU Contact: Pete Donohue, (917)796-8176 WASHINGTON, DC: Two unions representing the overwhelming majority of U.S. transit […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The TWU Opposes the Senate Republican Stimulus Proposal and Demands Immediate Relief for Workers In response to the Senate Republican stimulus proposal, the following statement should be attributed to John Samuelsen, International President, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU): “The Senate Republican stimulus proposal is […]
March 19, 2020 Dear TWU local leaders and members, As we all continue to grapple with the unprecedented public health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus, I wanted to reach out to brief you on the efforts which the International has been making on behalf of our members’ health, safety, and economic welfare. I […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther – firstname.lastname@example.org Statement: Public Transit Safety Should Not Be Trusted to Heartless Robots In response to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s decision to suspend service on driverless vehicles in Columbus, OH after a rider was injured when a shuttle abruptly stopped for unknown reasons, the following […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 The TWU Supports House Moving Forward Infrastructure Framework The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) supports the Moving Forward Framework for infrastructure investment introduced today by House leaders today. The plan will increase infrastructure investment to $760 billion over five years, prioritizing public transit funding, […]