Tag: TWU Local 100

Unions Go to Court Over Trump’s Failure to Provide COVID Protection for Frontline Workers
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Unions Go to Court Over Trump’s Failure to Provide COVID Protection for Frontline Workers

New York, NY – Labor unions and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday, October 8, against the federal government over its failure to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to essential workers. The unions include the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Transport Workers Union (TWU), AFL-CIO, AFT, SEIU, Association of Flight Attendants, CWA, United Food…

New NYU Study Looks At How COVID-19 Spread Amongst Transit Workers
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New NYU Study Looks At How COVID-19 Spread Amongst Transit Workers

NEW YORK, N.Y.—New York University’s public-health school announced July 23, that it is beginning a series of studies to evaluate how the COVID-19 virus spread among the city’s transit workers and the effectiveness of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s actions to limit their exposure to the virus.  “This will be the first time outside public-health experts…

TWU Local 100 Calls for ‘Eagle Teams’ to Enforce Mask Rule following Vicious Attack on Bus Operator
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TWU Local 100 Calls for ‘Eagle Teams’ to Enforce Mask Rule following Vicious Attack on Bus Operator

New York, NY – The coronavirus crisis is putting everyone at risk. But that’s especially true for frontline workers like those who work in mass transit, where more than 130 MTA workers have succumbed to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in January. Now, MTA workers face a new threat: angry passengers who are…

Frontline Train Conductor: ‘Reactive’ MTA Should Have Shut the System Down for Two to Four Weeks; Workers Deserve Hazard Pay
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Frontline Train Conductor: ‘Reactive’ MTA Should Have Shut the System Down for Two to Four Weeks; Workers Deserve Hazard Pay

New York, NY – MTA Train Conductor Vincent Clementoni, a member of TWU Local 100, is approaching his seventh year on the job. LaborPress spoke with him to learn about his daily working life and the challenges he faces in the era of coronavirus. Originally from Brooklyn, where he grew up in Park Slope, the…

No Zeros for Heroes: MTA Contract Stance is a Slap in the Face to ATU Workers on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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No Zeros for Heroes: MTA Contract Stance is a Slap in the Face to ATU Workers on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

New York, NY – Hundreds of Amalgamated Transit Union [ATU] members rallied in front MTA Headquarters Wednesday because they’ve been working without a contract since May 2019, even though the union that represents the largest number of employees at NYC Transit, TWU Local 100, negotiated a new contract in December 2019. According to Danny Casella,…

Transit Union Head to New Yorkers: ‘The Virus is Still Here – Wear a Mask!’
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Transit Union Head to New Yorkers: ‘The Virus is Still Here – Wear a Mask!’

NEW YORK, N.Y.—With subway and bus ridership recovering from its early-April nadir, Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano says his main concerns are “the crowding situation and social distancing.” Subway trains are cleaner and transit workers now have adequate personal protective equipment, Utano told LaborPress, but they are still at risk of being…

Retired Rapid Transit Operations VP Tim Schermerhorn in Fight of His Life; Needs Kidney Transplant
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Retired Rapid Transit Operations VP Tim Schermerhorn in Fight of His Life; Needs Kidney Transplant

New York, NY – TWU Local 100 and the family of retired RTO (Rapid Transit Operations) Vice President and activist Tim Schermerhorn are putting out a desperate call for help. Schermerhorn is in stage 5 renal failure and, as TWU Local 100’s website says, “needs a kidney very soon or he will die.”  While TWU…

TWU Local 100 Bus Operator Gives Thumbs Up to BK Marchers as Labor Unions Denounce Police Brutality and George Floyd Killing
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TWU Local 100 Bus Operator Gives Thumbs Up to BK Marchers as Labor Unions Denounce Police Brutality and George Floyd Killing

Brooklyn, NY – A supportive B41 bus operator expressing solidarity with marchers protesting the police killing of George Floyd elicited cheers on Saturday afternoon, after she paused and allowed demonstrators to safely pass, honking her horn and giving everyone the thumbs up as they proceeded down Flatbush Avenue. The show of solidarity came a day…

Union Brother Remembers MTA Conductor Ben Schaeffer as a Man Who ‘Wanted to Make Things Better’
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Union Brother Remembers MTA Conductor Ben Schaeffer as a Man Who ‘Wanted to Make Things Better’

New York, NY – When the call went out for blood donations to try and help save MTA conductor Ben Schaeffer’s life, his union brothers at TWU Local 100 stepped up. Bus operator John Landers was among them. Shaeffer succumbed to COVID-19 complications this week. Doctors had hoped a new experimental treatment called “convalescent plasma”…

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