Press Releases & Statements

Contact: Oriana Korin | okorin@twu.org
Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen today announced that the union has come to terms with the management of NYCBS-Motivate on a first-ever union contract for bikeshare workers in North America.
 
“This is an historic agreement,” Samuelsen said. “It greatly improves the income and benefits of these dedicated workers but just as importantly will lead to better service for bikeshare users. The workers organized and joined TWU last year first and foremost to improve a problem-plagued operation that was being terribly managed and was in jeopardy of failing on the biggest stage. They wanted the clout of the TWU in order to gain a voice in their workplace and help put the company on the road to recovery. Thanks to this contract and new company management, we are all now on that road.”
 
Update as of July 16:  Bikeshare members have overwhelmingly ratified their first union contract by an 83 percent margin (97-19). 
Read more>> July 09, 2015
Statement of Harry Lombardo, President, Transport Workers Union of America
 
“In a victory for working people, the House of Representatives today rejected the Fast Track trade package.  The war is not over, but we won a significant battle against a secret trade deal that would export American jobs, undercut labor rights, undermine environmental protections and allow corporations outside the United States to sue state and local governments in a private tribunal if our laws posed a threat to their pursuit of profits.
 
“TWU will continue to stand up against this unfair trade legislation until we are victorious in this fight.”
Read more>> June 12, 2015

Starting Monday, May 4, Oriana (Ori) Korin will be joining TWU, as the director of our communications department.

Read more>> May 01, 2015