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Statement from Co-Chairs Robert Jackson and Fernando Cabrera on Governor Cuomo’s decision to sign Taxi/Livery Reform Bill into Law

December 22, 2011 “Governor Cuomo’s agreement to sign the taxi/livery bill is a huge victory for the city, specifically the residents of Northern Manhattan, and the outer boroughs. The Black, Latino and Asian Caucus is very proud of having played a key role in leading the fight to get this bill passed and ultimately signed into…

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TWU Local 100 Demands Wage Increases

December 16, 2011By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City ReporterOutside the MTA’s offices at 2 Broadway about 2,000 TWU Local 100 members and a host of leaders from different unions in solidarity rallied after the union and agency finished their day’s negotiations. Apparently, the two sides still have a lot of negotiating before the contract expires in…

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TWU “Lobby-ing” on Health Care Cuts

September 12, 2011By Neal TepelA crowd of dozens of transit union members briefly took over the lobby of 180 Livingston Street, an MTA property in Brooklyn where transit worker health benefits are administered. Ignoring attempts by security to restrain the impromptu demonstration, they held signs and spoke angrily about broken promises. TWU Local 100 President…

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Jay Walks

July 21, 2011 Statement from TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen on the resignation of MTA Chairman Jay Walder 

“Transit workers won’t miss Jay Walder and quite frankly will be glad to see him go. He has been antagonistic to the union and the workers from his first day on the job. His attempt last…

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Bus Operators Recounts Violent Ordeal on the Bx9

June 24, 2011 A Bronx grand jury is taking testimony in the case of Bus Operator Marlene Bien-Aime, who was viciously beaten by a teen who boarded her crowded Bx9 bus on Fordham Road Tuesday evening. Along with Local 100 Secretary-Treasurer Earl Phillips and MABSTOA Division Chair Frank Austin, Bien-Aime talked to the press outside…

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Senate Passes Lockbox; Assembly Stil Out

June 24, 2011 In a unanimous vote on June 22, 62 State Senators passed the transit lock box bill (S. 4257C), sponsored by Sen. Martin Golden (R-Bay Ridge). The vote came after Sen. Golden held a press conference in Times Square last month with bill co-sponsor Assemblyman Jim Brennan and transit advocates. He also met…

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Accident Caught on Video

June 24, 2011 Today’s Daily News broke the story of what Local 100 President John Samuelsen called “one of the most horrifying near-misses” he had ever seen – a wheel coming straight off a QM2A bus and caroming off a building on Steinway Street, nearly striking a passing woman with a stroller. The video –…

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MTA Labor Coalition Elects Samuelsen, Tanzi to Top Spots

May 12, 2011By Kismet BarksdaleNEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2011) Officers of a dozen unions representing 60,000 employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority elected two union leaders, John Samuelsen of TWU Local 100 and Angelo Tanzi of ATU Local 726, to serve as Chair and Co Chair of the MTA Labor Coalition. The Coalition, which…

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TWU Pushing Transit “Lock Box” for Earth Day

April 22, 2011By Stephanie WestMost New York City unions seem to be taking a pass on Earth Day, but not TWU Local 100, which sent out an e-blast of an environmentally themed flyer encouraging transit workers to call their legislators to support a transit “lock box” bill. The legislation, A.6766/S.4257, sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Brennan…

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