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
From the beginning, Local 252, along with TWU International leadership, sought a speedy resolution to this dispute so our members could continue to serve our communities and provide safe transportation to the children in the affected districts. It’s unfortunate that we had to stand up and take action against a corporate bully, who has no regard […]
As of November 6, about 400 Local 252 members in Long Island are on strike. Every day, they’ve shown up by 5 am to hold the picket line outside local bus yards. Ronald Baumann and his wife Laurie, the owners of Baumann & Sons Buses, have made millions off Local 252 members’ hard work, and […]
The wake of destruction left from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is unimaginable. TWU members and retirees are not only facing the struggle of rebuilding homes and replacing belongings, but daily survival items such as food, water, medical supplies, and electricity are scarce. At the Transport Workers Union’s 25th Convention, delegates unanimously approved a resolution, […]
In addition to the TWU Hurricane Relief Fund, TWU members who use Union Plus programs can apply for disaster relief grants through Union Plus. Disaster relief grants are for $500, and they do not need to be repaid. Find out if you’re eligible for a Union Plus disaster relief grant on the Union Plus website.
The “United Unstoppable” slate won re-election at the Transport Workers Union 25th Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas, September 26, 2017. Officers are as follows: John Samuelsen, International President Alex Garcia, International Executive Vice President Gary Maslanka, International Secretary-Treasurer John Bland, International Administrative Vice President Jerome Lafragola, International Administrative Vice President Thank you for the participation […]
On behalf of the 55,000 Transport Workers Union members in New York and the 15,000 flights attendants we represent at Southwest Airlines, we were angered to learn of United Capital’s deplorable labor relations approach to contract negotiations with the Hotel Trades Council. Read our letter to David Hayes here.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on legislation that enables the technology and auto industries to test and sell driverless vehicles on a national scale by exempting them from key Department of Transportation safety regulations. The Transport Workers Union has been closely monitoring this legislation and is encouraged by some recent improvements to […]