TWU Local 100 members bring millions of New Yorkers and visitors in and out of Times Square -- the Crossroads of the World -- in a fast-paced, 24/7 rhythm that moves with our buses and trains.
If all those people didn’t know who really moves New York underground on subways and above ground on buses, they’ll be reminded of it on a giant Times Square jumbotron right across from a subway entrance.
That's because TWU Local 100 has purchased time on the big screen at 1500 Broadway (at 43rd Street) to show New Yorkers who their City’s real movers and shakers are.
Here is the first 15-second segment that will be played four times an hour for 20 hours per day for the three-month period of Oct. 15, 2016 to Jan. 15, 2017 (which is not coincidentally the expiration of our agreement).
Local 100 President John Samuelsen explained that the messaging would first and foremost highlight transit workers’ contributions to the economic and social fabric of New York. He said that future messages would shine a light on the union’s fight for a new on-time contract, and be used as a tool to generate interest in union events such as our contract kickoff rally on Nov. 15, 2016, outside 2 Broadway.
TWU Local 100 mourns Lighting Maintainer Jerry Dabrowski, who died in active service. There will be a viewing on Monday, October 24, from 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm at Meigel Funeral Home at 6418 Flushing Ave, in Maspeth N.Y. 11378. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 25, at 11am at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church 61-21 56th Road, Maspeth N.Y. 11378
-- John V. Chiarello,Division Chairman, Line Equipment Signal
I report with great sadness that our sister Monique Brathwaite, a probationary signal helper and mother of four boys, had her right arm amputated below the elbow by surgeons at Harlem Hospital because of extreme nerve damage. Monique, 36, was gravely injured Oct. 7th when she had an accident involving an electrified third rail.
Please keep Monique and her family in your prayers. You can contribute to a Go Fund Me page to help Monique and her family with their expenses at the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/2tl33o4
They can't really protect us. So they damn well should pay us. The unique stresses and perils that come with being a transit worker have been on full display in recent months.
On Sept. 14, a rider with a chip on his shoulder and some screws loose in his head slammed a female conductor against a wall on a J train. The next day, someone smacked a B-train conductor with a bag. Weeks earlier, another miscreant set fire to a station booth while an agent was inside.
You can find an example every single day of a bus or subway worker being assaulted or abused: punched, spat upon, threatened, knocked to the ground or worse.
Our contracts with the MTA expire on January 15, 2017. Local 100 President John Samuelsen has called for a mass mobilization at 2 Broadway for November 15th -- two months before contract expiration. We're putting a major presence on the street right in front of 2 Broadway to set the tone for negotiations: that transit workers will do whatever it takes to get a good contract.
The rally is set for 5pm on Tuesday, November 15th. Plan to arrive early. March with your Department and Division -- show your union pride and our determination to win. Download, print and distribute our flyer here.