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1966 Strike a Seminal Moment in TWU History
 
Fifty years ago this month, New York City transit workers, led by TWU founding president Michael Quill, voted unanimously to strike, setting the stage for how TWU is recognized today: a fighting, militant union that stands up for justice for all working people, with the courage to advocate for what is right, even if it isn’t popular.
 
Ten minutes after 1965 became 1966, Quill and his team stormed out of a bargaining session with the Transit Authority and brought the city to a screeching halt. It was a move that put TWU on the map nationwide as a union that will aggressively defend its members.
 
TWU rank and file members—33,000 strong—walked off their jobs, shutting down subways, buses and even private bus lines. Six million commuters had nothing to ride. It is estimated the strike cost the city nearly $100 million a day in lost business.
 
Read more>> January 05, 2016

14th Financial Officers Seminar Held

If running a local union is like operating a small business, then local secretary-treasurers are the chief financial officers. As part of our union’s ongoing commitment to developing members’ skills, TWU held a Financial Officers Training seminar at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, Maryland in December to offer local officers an opportunity to enhance their toolboxes and collaborate with each other. Financial officers, including Treasurers and Presidents, learned about their fiduciary and legal responsibilities and honed their reporting and budgeting skills with hands-on training designed to be brought back to locals and shared.

Alex Garcia teaching at the Financial Officers' Training

Read more>> December 30, 2015

Brothers and Sisters:

As we write this message, over 100 of our members from Local 555 have been suspended for attending regional union meetings in Southern California and Orlando, Florida last month. Local 555 leadership organized the meetings to discuss options with their membership after stalled negotiations with Southwest Airlines, a company which has kept our people without a contract four and a half years. It is simply unconscionable.

The holidays are approaching, and we can’t sit back while members of this union are forced to forgo a celebration with their families at the hand of one airline’s continued avarice and greed. Today, we’re asking for each and every TWU local’s help with a contribution from your treasury toward Local 555’s fund to help its suspended members...

 

Read more>> December 16, 2015
HEARING: Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Building on the Successes of MAP-21 to Deliver Safe, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation Services and Projects
 
Watch the full hearing, and read/download President Lombardo's full written testimony.
 
Read more>> April 23, 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.
 
Read more>> April 01, 2015
One of the main goals of our State Conference program is to build relationships with our elected representatives at all levels of government. With that goal in mind, members of TWU State Conferences visited congressional representatives in their district offices last fall. Each State Conference delegation was equipped with a small video recording device so that all TWU members could see their work in action. 
 
Read more>> February 27, 2015
The TWU International concluded its annual meeting of the International Executive Council (IEC) and International Executive Board (IEB) last week. This critical meeting brings together the TWU International Administrative Committee, our union's Executive Council Vice Presidents, the Executive Council and Board, and our International staff for a wide-ranging discussion of all areas of TWU business. In a break from the past, this year's meeting was extended to three days in order to accommodate full discussion of a number of pressing union concerns.
 
Read more>> February 18, 2015
The latest issue of the TWU Express is hot off the presses and en route to TWU members across America. But you can get an advance look at the digital version of the issue right now!
 
Read more>> January 28, 2015

 

 

 

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