Transit Blog

[UPDATED] TWU International President Harry Lombardo has called an Ebola safety and preparedness summit meeting of local leadership, International Representatives, and Safety Reps for this Thursday at the TWU International Headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting's three-pronged focus will be 1) centralizing Ebola virus safety and risk information, 2) coordinating local awareness/preparedness efforts, and 3) developing a unified TWU action plan for disseminating accurate and up-to-date information to members.
 
Read more>> October 20, 2014
Weeks of around-the-clock negotiations with employer National Grid have yielded a major coup for Local 101. Managment was singing to a different tune after more than 1,000 members rallied for a fair contract outside of company headquarters last week. Pending ratification by the membership, the contract settlement will give members close to 14% in wage increases over 5 years — compare that to the wage freeze demanded by National Grid as late as last Wednesday!
 
Read more>> October 10, 2014
TWU Local 101, which represents over 2,500 utility workers at the multi-national energy company National Grid, is ready to take its contract fight wherever it needs to go — starting with the streets, this Thursday outside of company headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Read more>> October 06, 2014
TWU Local 100 is now the exclusive bargaining representative for Citi Bike workers, after Local 100 President and International Executive Vice President John Samuelsen signed a voluntary recognition agreement with the company on Tuesday night. After a months-long organizing drive — which found broad support among Citi Bike's 200 bicycle mechanics, dispatchers, call center operators and technicians — TWU is in uncharted territory, the first to unionize workers in the growing bikeshare industry.
 
Read more>> September 17, 2014
550 workers at Global Contact Services' paratransit operation on Northern Boulevard in Queens, NY voted to join TWU Local 100 this weekend. Our newest union brothers and sisters chose TWU by a landslide margin over two other union contenders in the three-way representation election.
 
Read more>> September 15, 2014
On the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives and to the strength of the American spirit. Amid the horror of that day, 3,000 transit workers — members of TWU Local 100 — rushed to Ground Zero, serving as first responders and assisting in cleanup and recovery efforts throughout the days and weeks that followed.
 
Read more>> September 11, 2014
"On Saturday, August 23, 2014, The TWU Texas/Oklahoma State Conference went to the Houston Food Bank (HFB) to volunteer as a part of our commitment to making a difference in our community through community service. As a state conference, it is important to stay politically active, and make a difference in working families' households." — TX/OK State Conference Chair LaTonia Benoit 
 
Read more>> September 10, 2014
Over the past few months, TWU has rolled out a program of intensive education and training workshops at our locals across the country. Coordinated and overseen by Education Consultant Robert Wechsler, Ph.D., these focused sessions are tailored to the needs of specific union representatives in each local.
 
Read more>> September 10, 2014