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.
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Transit Division Updates
Transit Division Updates
March 1 kicks off a month dedicated to celebrating Women’s History. The TWU International will be spending the next 31 days shining a bright spotlight on the incredible feats women accomplish each and every day. Before Covid-19 times and throughout this pandemic, they silently overcome obstacles while skillfully performing their day-to-day duties – whether they […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2021 Contact: Denise Romano, email@example.com Nation’s First Bikeshare Local Elects Executive Board Transport Workers Union Local 320 – the nation’s first organized bikeshare work group – has elected an executive board. The results are: Patrice Delva – President Sheldon Hall – Executive Vice President Stan Jones – Secretary-Treasurer Kimberly Griffin […]
Press Release: The TWU Congratulates Pete Buttigieg Following Confirmation as Department of Transportation Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2021 Contact: Denise Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Congratulates Pete Buttigieg Following Confirmation as Department of Transportation Secretary The following statement can be attributed to Transport Workers Union of America International President John Samuelsen, following the confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary. “Secretary Pete Buttigieg is more […]
Press Release: The TWU Opposes Decision to Eliminate Vaccine Prioritization for Transport Workers in California
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2021 Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The TWU Opposes Decision to Eliminate Vaccine Prioritization for Transport Workers in California Following the announcement that California is going to eliminate job-classification as a criterion for vaccine prioritization going forward, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union (TWU) President John Samuelsen: “This […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2021 Contact: Denise Romano, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Releases White Paper on New Technologies in Transit Systems As companies continue to introduce new technologies onto our roads and into our cities, we must ensure that our communities are the ultimate beneficiaries of new technology. Since the Transport Workers Union of America […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Travis Reuther, email@example.com The TWU Looks Forward to Working with President Biden and Vice President Harris Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union (TWU) President John Samuelsen: “The TWU is proud to congratulate […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The Biden Administration’s Mask Mandate Will Save Lives In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement of a federal mask mandate, the following statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union (TWU) President John Samuelsen: “It’s about damn time our government lived up to its obligations […]
TWU Members, As we prepare for the presidential inauguration on Wednesday, our top priority is ensuring the safety of all transport workers. We urge you to use caution in the coming days. The events of the past few weeks in Washington, DC and several state capitals, including the breaching of the United States Capitol, have […]