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 TWU, the Coalition of Flight Attendants and our much loved and missed colleague and friend Gwen York worked for years to help make this Tower of Voices sculpture a reality. The final piece of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA is now complete and was unveiled this past Sunday. Some of our most […]
It may be 17 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but the TWU family feels its effects every single day. In total, about 3,000 TWU Local 100 members were either assigned to the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero or volunteered to help. Members of TWU Locals throughout the New York metropolitan […]
The entire TWU International Administrative Committee and staff wish our hardworking members and their families a very Happy Labor Day! This is our holiday – a day to celebrate all the progress the trade union movement has made. Whether you spend your weekend grilling with your family or on the job keeping America moving, take […]
Members of the TWU International Working Women’s Committee met in Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 26 and 27, hosted by Local 525. TWU International Director of Human and Civil Rights and Working Women’s Committee John Bland and Committee Chair LaTonya Crisp opened the meeting with remarks stressing the importance of voting this November, registering those […]
After six years at the bargaining table, members of Local 1400 overwhelmingly ratified a 10-year contract with the Port Authority of NY & NJ on July 27. An unprecedented 77% of the members cast ballots with 97% voting “Yes” to ratify the contract. Contract Highlights Compounded wage increases totaling 29.87% for members with 10 years […]
The TWU International wants to render as much assistance as possible on Janus implementation issues. If any issue arises, feel free to call Transit Director and Administrative Vice President Curtis Tate. While it has been less than a month since Supreme Court Judge Alito’s pen eviscerated worker’s rights in the public sector, complications, concerns and […]
Brothers and Sisters, It’s been two weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mark Janus and against every worker and every trade union member. This ruling is the latest attack in the sustained and highly coordinated campaign by anti-worker entities to erode the rights of working people and dismantle unions. The TWU anticipated this […]