Saturday 14th of January 2017 11:59:00 PM

Click on the images to hear TWU Local 100’s new radio campaign pushing for a fair contract.


The numbers are nothing short of staggering. We - transit workers represented by TWU Local 100 - operate and maintain 469 subway stations, 840 miles of track, more than 5,700 buses and more than 6,400 subway cars. On an average weekday, we provide subway and bus riders with 7,746,000 million trips.

The city that never sleeps also never stops. That’s because we staff the bus and subway system 24 hours a day, including the dead of night when most New Yorkers are asleep. We punch the clock on weekends and holidays, spending time away from our families so riders can see theirs. We are Bus Operators and Train Operators, Trackworkers and Station Cleaners, Bus Mechanics and Train Mechanics, Conductors and Construction Workers - and much, much more. We are on the front lines moving more than 6 million subway riders and 2 million bus riders a day. We are out there repairing tracks on elevated subway lines in the scorching heat and navigating 40-foot buses through blinding snowstorms. We inspect rails in pitch-black subway tunnels as trains roar by and hoist garbage bags onto work trains in quiet stations before the sun is up.

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Mass Transit is not only the prime economic driver of New York’s economy. It’s also our best chance to avoid catastrophic climate change. One City bus replaces 80 cars. One subway train means 1200 people don’t have to drive to work. The fact is, mass transit has a big part to play in meeting the Governor’s commitment to 50% renewable energy in New York State by 2030. Noted climate activist Bill McKibben has called New York City transit workers “the real environmentalists.” By expanding mass transit, New York creates a better environment for everyone.


We demand a fair wage increase for NYC Transit Workers!

New York City transit has rightly been called by the Governor and the City Comptroller the engine that drives our state’s economy. Without a vital and growing mass transit system, there is no economic vitality in New York . The MTA is in the midst of our largest capital budget outlay in history, with $27 billion in new funding. Trains and buses bring over 8.5 million New Yorkers and visitors around this town each day, and the sisters and brothers of TWU Local 100 move them. We move New York City – and we demand recognition and respect. Read our contract demands here.

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On November 15, over seven thousand TWU Local 100 transit workers took our contract demands to the street in front of MTA headquarters at 2 Broadway, projecting our key issues directly onto the facade of the building with the aid of an “illuminator.” The Trackworkers, Station Agents, Bus Operators, Maintainers, Cleaners, Third Rail Maintainers, Tradesmen, Signal Maintainers, and so many others who make this system work so well 24/7 are nearing the end of our current contract. We demanded a successor agreement that recognizes our achievements in restoring service after SuperStorm Sandy in record time, providing world-class service to 50 million tourists in addition to our 8.5 million New Yorkers, and being the eyes and ears on continuous lookout for threats to our transit system.

At the rally, Local 100 President John Samuelsen addressed the large crowd, as members blasted air horns and waved signs from every division in the Union. He was introduced by TWU International President Harry Lombardo. Secretary-Treasurer Earl Phillips articulated the dangers we face in his speech, documenting the many fatal accidents to transit workers in the last decade. Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp-Sauray MC’d the event, introducing all of our Vice Presidents and the other speakers, and leading the huge crowd in chants and song.

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BROOKLYN, NY, January 13, 2016: Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams paid tribute to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) worker who rescued a woman on the subway tracks at the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights. Ralph Johnson, a station agent and member of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, was declared “Hero of the Month” for December at a ceremony in Brooklyn Borough Hall to recognize his quick thinking and bravery.

On Monday, September 7th, Ralph Johnson arrived early for his work shift, when he noticed that a woman had fallen onto the tracks. The 63-year-old Johnson jumped on the tracks and alerted a train entering the station to stop; upon the train stopping, he worked with the assistance of two police officers to return the woman to safety on the platform.

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Gov Cuomo: The Future
is Mass Transit

The History of
TWU Local 100

Bringing the Fight to Every Work Location

Local 100: In the
Public Interest