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 N.Y. & N.J. 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. Read more>>


John Bland
International Administrative Vice President / Deputy Director

Mr. Bland, as he is affectionately called in Texas, has been on an organizing frenzy. In the last year he has organized three new Locals into our Division: Locals 263, 266, and 265. John has been a stalwart when it comes to our International...Read more>>


Carl Martin
International Vice President / International Representative

Carl Martin has been an active member and officer of the Transport Workers Union of America since hiring on as a Bus Mechanic for the Ann Arbor Transit Authority in 1987. His union calling, which started in 1981 when he served ...Read 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. Read 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 also serves as the Chairman for the TWU New York/New Jersey State Conference. Read more>>