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
It is with great sadness that we share the news that International Vice President and Local 101 President, Michael Conigliaro passed away suddenly early on November 1, 2016. Mike was a brother and friend to all of us, and his spirit, kindness, and commitment to this union will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2016 CONTACT: Ori Korin TWU International Union Stands with Striking Members in Philadelphia Washington, D.C. – Nearly 5,000 SEPTA workers represented by TWU Local 234 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have walked off the job and are headed to the picket lines this morning. The union members operate subways, trolleys and buses […]
Published 11 Jul, 2014 Today, TWU International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen and Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division Director Jerome Lafragola brought our union’s know-how to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s transit assault prevention summit at DOT headquarters in Washington, D.C. Addressing fellow leaders in organized labor and representatives from transit agencies, law enforcement, […]
TWU Local 100, NTSB Investigating Tragic Death of Member Published 08 Nov, 2016 Local 100 member Louis Gray was working on the subway tracks in the early morning hours of Nov. 3 when he was struck and killed by an oncoming train as he and another member, Jeffrey Fleming, tried to jump out […]
TWU Local 234 Ends Strike Published 07 Nov, 2016 TWU Local 234 in Philadelphia and the city’s transit agency, SEPTA, came to an agreement early this morning to end the week-long strike in that city. The five-year deal is subject to ratification by the full membership.
Know Your Rights on Election Day Published 07 Nov, 2016 Election Day is here. TWU has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, and we want to make sure our members know their rights before they go in the voting booth this year. Here’s what you need to know: Many states offer same-day voter registration. If you […]
As Americans, Voting Is Our Duty. TWU Vets Explain Why. Published 07 Nov, 2016 As union members, friends, and allies, we cannot sit on the sidelines while anti-labor politicians try to court union voters. It’s time to take action and stand up for the rights of all union members. TWU represents nearly 140,000 working people […]
TWU Fact Check: The Truth About Hillary Clinton Published 01 Nov, 2016 What does Hillary stand for? She stands for… Expanding collective bargaining rights. Protecting workers’ rights. Empowering working people. Investing in good jobs. Support for airline and railroad worker bargaining rights. Promoting fair compensation. Her record proves it. If you’re out there […]