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
Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course. We […]
The Transport Workers Union International Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa and a happy and healthy New Year! TUUS Director Curtis Tate and TUUS Staff Shavon Gibson Carl Martin Theotis James Jose Cruz
The entire leadership and staff at the TWU International extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our hardworking, dedicated members. We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping everyone safe as they journey to their loved […]
Motivate bike share workers in San Francisco ratified their one-year contract extension with the TWU in a crushing 91-6 vote on November 21. The one-year extension is a local supplement to the national contract they adopted. The contract settlement includes significant raises, strong safety language and fair access to training opportunities. “I strongly believe that […]
TWU, Leading Unions, Associations, Announce ‘Moving America Forward’ Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure at UNLV
On Nov. 20, a group of leading labor unions associations announced “Moving America Forward: a 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure,” convened by United for Infrastructure, to be held over President’s Day Weekend 2020 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). President’s Day Weekend marks the start of early voting in […]
The TWU Takes Over Broadway at Local 100 Contract Rally – International In “Lock Step” with Local 100
Deafening shouts of “We Move this City,” “No Contract, No Peace” and “We’ve Got the Power” echoed down Broadway as TWU International President John Samuelsen led a rogue march of hundreds of transit workers from New York City Hall to MTA headquarters on October 30. Waiting for them and taking over the street for blocks […]
President Samuelsen Elected USA Chair of International Transport Workers Federation Road Transport Committee
TWU International President John Samuelsen was elected USA Chair of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Road Transport Committee earlier this month. The ITF represents over 2.5 million road transport workers around the world. In this role, President Samuelsen will work with other transportation leaders around the world to combat the negative effects of privatization, […]