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
Published 01 Jun, 2016 As graduation loomed for high school students across the country, 335 of them, sons and daughters and other dependents of TWU members, awaited word on the Michael J. Quill Scholarship announcement. Established in 1969, the Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is […]
Published 21 Jul, 2011 Its official- union busting Senate Bill 5 will be on the ballot in November for the citizens of Ohio to overturn. On July 21 state election officials announced that enough certified petition signatures were submitted to get a referendum. After delivering a semi-truck full of petitions, Ohio Secretary of State Jon […]
Published 22 Dec, 2011 On Thursday, Local 100 members, along with its transit allies and other union members, took a stand against New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) recently proposed contract demanding cutbacks and concessions. As the night sky fell over them, members lit up 2 Broadway outside the NYCT Headquarters as they stood along […]
Published 16 Nov, 2012 TWU welcomes its newest members the bus drivers and monitors of Durham School Services in Burleson and Weatherford, Texas as they overwhelmingly voted to join TWU for a voice on the job. “TWU will go to bat for us and help us with our workers’ rights,” said Jay Gunter a bus […]
Published 22 Nov, 2013 Thursday night, 20 Rail Car Cleaners employed by Harvard Services Group voted to join TWU Local 229 in Hoboken, NJ. The win marks the Local’s second representation election victory this month, coming on the heels of a yes vote from 47 Car Mechanics at ALL-TECH, also a subcontractor for Hudson-Bergen Light […]
Published 19 May, 2014 </div> <div>TWU’s push in the first full day of the 2014 Legislative and COPE Conference was to educate and train TWU members to be effective lobbyists on Capitol Hill and back in their home districts. </div> <div>Members heard from Ed Wytkind, President of the AFL-CIO’s <a style=”color: rgb(44, 92, 119);text-decoration: none;text-transform: none;background-color: […]
Published 10 Oct, 2014 Weeks of around-the-clock negotiations with employer National Grid have yielded a major coup for Local 101. Managment was singing to a different tune after more than 1,000 members rallied for a fair contract outside of company headquarters last week. Pending ratification by the membership, the contract settlement will give members close to 14% […]
Published 01 Apr, 2015 All members should have received at their home address an official TWU Membership Survey, along with an important communication from International President Harry Lombardo. Your union is requesting that you fill out the survey in its entirety and return it to TWU. If you have not yet received your survey or […]