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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther, firstname.lastname@example.org The TWU Opposes the Senate Republican Stimulus Proposal and Demands Immediate Relief for Workers In response to the Senate Republican stimulus proposal, the following statement should be attributed to John Samuelsen, International President, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU): “The Senate Republican stimulus proposal is […]
March 19, 2020 Dear TWU local leaders and members, As we all continue to grapple with the unprecedented public health and economic crises caused by the coronavirus, I wanted to reach out to brief you on the efforts which the International has been making on behalf of our members’ health, safety, and economic welfare. I […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2020 Contact: Travis Reuther – email@example.com Statement: Public Transit Safety Should Not Be Trusted to Heartless Robots In response to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s decision to suspend service on driverless vehicles in Columbus, OH after a rider was injured when a shuttle abruptly stopped for unknown reasons, the following […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2020 Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837 The TWU Supports House Moving Forward Infrastructure Framework The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) supports the Moving Forward Framework for infrastructure investment introduced today by House leaders today. The plan will increase infrastructure investment to $760 billion over five years, prioritizing public transit funding, […]
Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members with a scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course. We […]
The Transport Workers Union International Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa and a happy and healthy New Year! TUUS Director Curtis Tate and TUUS Staff Shavon Gibson Carl Martin Theotis James Jose Cruz
The entire leadership and staff at the TWU International extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday to all of our hardworking, dedicated members. We know this is the busiest travel time of the year, and we recognize each and every one of you for keeping everyone safe as they journey to their loved […]
Motivate bike share workers in San Francisco ratified their one-year contract extension with the TWU in a crushing 91-6 vote on November 21. The one-year extension is a local supplement to the national contract they adopted. The contract settlement includes significant raises, strong safety language and fair access to training opportunities. “I strongly believe that […]