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
Columbus City Council Passes Resolution in Support of the TWU’s Fight Against Driverless Buses! This Historic Move Represents A Battle Victory in Our War Against Autonomous Buses
When Columbus, Ohio was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation SMART city challenge grant last year, local elected officials talked about bringing the city into the 21st century by introducing cutting-edge technology into the transportation sector which would be led by a group called SMART Columbus– but no one thought they would want to eliminate Bus […]
Two TWU Local 1400 members saved the life of a 69-year-old man when he went into cardiac emergency while riding a New Jersey Transit bus on June 4. The Ridgewood-bound bus just left the Port Authority terminal when the passenger started feeling ill. A fellow rider began performing CPR until police arrived, just outside the […]
Established in 1969, the Quill Scholarship Fund provides 15 scholarships worth $4,800 to college-bound dependents of TWU members. It is paid out every year in the amount of $1,200 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four-year course of study. The money is paid directly to the recipient’s accredited college or university and […]
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on HR 4, a bill to reauthorize the FAA. The TWU sent a letter to Members of the House supporting HR 4 as introduced and making vote recommendations on various amendments being considered today. To see the letter, click here.
The Air Division Presidents Conference was held April 10 – 11 in San Francisco. The meeting was an opportunity for the Air Division Local Presidents to come together to network and discuss challenges they are facing as well as unique tactics and techniques that are working for their locals. The Presidents in attendance represented members […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2018 CONTACT: Pete Donohue Pdonohue@twu.org Washington, D.C. – In response to the release of the Senate Democrats’ Jobs & Infrastructure Plan for America’s Workers, Transport Workers Union, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “We commend the Senate Democrats for the plan they released today that proposes […]
TWU is saddened to announce the passing of George Jennings, who originally came out of the former Queens Private Bus Division as a Bus Operator for Local 100. Jennings later became a Local 100 Staff Representative for the Private Lines and was elected Vice President of the local covering Private Operations and School Bus in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2018 CONTACT: Ori Korin email@example.com Transport Workers Union of America Reacts to Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan Washington, D.C. – In response to the White House’s infrastructure principles released today, Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU) International President John Samuelsen issued the following statement: “There’s no doubt that infrastructure in […]