Transit Division Staff

Jerome Lafragola
International Vice President / Administrative Assistant to the International President / Transit, Universities, Utilities and Services Division Director

Jerome has been employed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey since 1985. Although he’s had various jobs, most of his career was spent as a Crew Chief in charge of the Lincoln Tunnel Emergency Response Garage. More


John Bland
International Administrative Vice President / Deputy Director

Mr. Bland, as he is affectionately called in Texas, continues to organize workers to help improve their lives. In the past few yeas he has organized new locals into the Transit Division, including Locals 263, 265 and 266. John has been a stalwart when it comes to our International programs and practices. More


Carl Martin
International Vice President / International Representative

Carl Martin has been an active member and officer of TWU since being hired as a bus mechanic for the Ann Arbor Transit Authority in 1987. His union calling started in 1981 and blossomed when he joined TWU. More


Theotis (Theo) James
International Representative

Theotis (Theo) L. James has been a TWU Local 208 member in Columbus, Ohio since 1985 as a bus driver for the Central Ohio Transit Authority and was the local’s longest serving president, from 2001 to 2009. More


Curtis Tate
International Vice President / International Representative

Curtis Tate was appointed to the International Executive Board in 2008. He was elected as an International Vice President in 2009. Tate previously served as chairman of the TWU New York/New Jersey State Conference. More




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