Tag: TWU Local 100

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”…

MTA Announces COVID-19 Testing for Transit Workers: Why Did it Take So Long?
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MTA Announces COVID-19 Testing for Transit Workers: Why Did it Take So Long?

New York, NY – On Wednesday, April 15th, the MTA announced that it will be partnering with Northwell Health to provide priority testing to transit workers who have COVID-19 symptoms. About 50 tests per day, or 350 per week will be administered. This is similar to the partnership the organization has with the NYPD and…

More NYC Transit Workers Die of Coronavirus As Frontline Personnel Nationwide Continue to Plead For Masks
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More NYC Transit Workers Die of Coronavirus As Frontline Personnel Nationwide Continue to Plead For Masks

New York, NY – As their union scrambles to provide them with enough Personal Protection Equipment [PPE] against the ongoing spread of coronavirus, transit workers continue to pay an increasingly tragic price for their dedication to the City of New York.   This week, Patrick Patoir, a 33-year veteran of the TA’s Car Equipment Department…

Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll On NYC’s Frontline Workers
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Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll On NYC’s Frontline Workers

New York, N.Y.—In a week where the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York City multiplied to more than 33,000, three transit workers, a high-school principal, and a parking-meter collections assistant became the first city employees confirmed to have died from the lung-afflicting virus. Peter Petrassi, 49, a subway conductor who had been working…

Shut It Down! Transit Workers Invoke ’66 Strike In Contract Battle With MTA
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Shut It Down! Transit Workers Invoke ’66 Strike In Contract Battle With MTA

New York, NY –  Look out, “If you poke the bear, you might get smacked!” Thousands of fed up NYC transit employees working without a contract since last spring, took their fight to the MTA’s doorstep at 2 Broadway this week, leaving no doubt how they feel about MTA leadership or their reticence about a…

TWU Local 100 to MTA: Stop Blaming Workers for Your Failures
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TWU Local 100 to MTA: Stop Blaming Workers for Your Failures

I’m furious. The other elected officers at Transport Workers Union Local 100 are furious. Most importantly, the 40,000 bus and subway workers who move New York are furious.  Mismanagement at the MTA has been rampant for a long time, including the years MTA Chairman Pat Foye has spent at the highest level of the organization. …

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