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 leadership of the Transport Workers Union of America was invited to participate in a Transportation, Labor and Manufacturers summit held at Casina Pio IV in Vatican City, March 4-5. The summit was sponsored by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the Vatican’s Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS). International President John Samuelsen, Secretary-Treasurer Jerome […]
“I think he is a fauxgressive, not a progressive,” Mr. Samuelsen said in a phone interview. “He’s the exact kind of Democrat that got Trump elected, and he’s exactly the kind of candidate that if he gets traction in the primary will get Trump re-elected.” To read the full text click here or see below. New […]
The TWU is fighting back against environmental hazards that are plaguing school bus drivers, mechanics, monitors and school children in Augusta, GA. The International and TWU Local 239 hosted a Citizen’s Town Hall: Augusta School Buses in Crisis on March 7. Students, parents, teachers and bus operators packed the room discussing the health and safety […]
The evening of President’s Day, Feb. 18, Saleem was driving his bus north on NW 155th Street and 27th Avenue when he saw a car go into a canal. He immediately and safely stopped the bus and waded into the water to rescue the occupants – a man in his 20s, his sister and his […]
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY CONTACT: Nick Bedell, 646-298-2123 March 5, 2019 WHEN: Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. WHERE: Minnick Park, 1850 Kissingbower Road, Augusta GA 30904 WHO: The Transport Workers Union (TWU), which represents School Bus Operators and Mechanics for Richmond County, is hosting a Citizen’s Town Hall where parents, students, teachers and drivers will speak […]
President Samuelsen Appointed to International Transport Worker Federation’s Urban Transport Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denise Romano at 202-719-3837 February 6, 2019 Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen was appointed to the International Transport Worker Federation’s (ITF) Urban Transport Committee (UTC). The UTC is a joint activity of the ITF Railway Workers’ Section and the ITF Road Transport Workers’ Section on […]
On Nov. 13, the TWU sent a letter to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) urging them to uphold the worker protections that the TWU fought for during the FAST Act. As you recall, Congress enacted the FAST Act in 2015, which renewed public transportation programs (and Amtrak). The TWU successfully fought hard against schemes to […]
TWU Files Comments to DOT Document, “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0”
On Dec. 3, the TWU filed comments to a Department of Transportation (DOT) document called “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0” (AV 3.0). This DOT guidance document seeks to rush the use of driverless transit buses without much consideration for how it could harm workers and public safety. The TWU’s comments urge […]