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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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TWU Rebuffs Raid by IUJAT

September 27, 2010 By the resounding margin of 75-38, Local 100 defeated a rogue “union” affiliated with the notorious Industrial Union of Journeymen and Allied Trades (IUJAT) in an election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board on September 24 at Bauman Bus in Ossining, New York.  The election was prompted by a representation petition…

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