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Union contingent at the parade includes top officers Samuelsen, Phillips, and Crisp-Sauray
Union contingent at the parade includes top officers Samuelsen, Phillips, and Crisp-Sauray

TWU Stands Out at West Indian Day Parade

With TWU Local 100 Secretary-Treasurer Earl Phillips as an honored guest, union officers and rank and file stepped off from Buffalo Avenue to march down Eastern Parkway in high style. Our procession took nearly a city block, with the TWU float backed up by the union van, an MTA bus, and the TWU International's touring bus. We stepped down the parkway with acclaim from thousands of spectators, meeting up with President Samuelsen and union staff who were cooking up jerk chicken and curry for the rank and file. During the parade, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a point of stopping at the Local 100 area to shake hands with President Samuelsen to acknowledge the union's endorsement of him and running mate Kathy Hochul in the September 9th Democratic Primary. TWU Local 100 was an official sponsor of the event, and Earl Phillips had a place at the podium at the political breakfast that began the event.

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Supporting the Candidate are rank and file TWU'ers including Station Agent Theresa Green, CTA Regina Herring, and Bus Operator Geneva Aiken
Supporting the Candidate are rank and file TWU'ers including Station Agent Theresa Green, CTA Regina Herring, and Bus Operator Geneva Aiken

Our Pick in the 55th

TWU Local 100 is proudly supporting Latrice Monique Walker, an attorney who is running for a seat in the State Assembly in the September 9th Democratic Primary. If elected, Latrice would represent the 55th Assembly District in Central Brooklyn. Latrice grew up in Brownsville and attended public schools, graduating from Brooklyn Tech, attending college at SUNY Purchase, and then attaining her law degree from Pace. She has been a noted community activist in housing and issues of economic empowerment. She's also a supporter of TWU Local 100 and our agenda for more and better mass transit for all New Yorkers. For more information, you can visit Latrice on Facebook or donate to her campaign on her official site. And, if you live in the 55th District and are a registered Democrat, don't forget to vote on September 9th!

Samuelsen to New York Times: Your Attack on Union Role in Guiding Public Pensions is Off-Base

In an opinion piece in the Chief-Leader, TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen ripped the New York Times for its doom-and-gloom coverage of public pension plans such as NYCERS, which more than 25,000 TWU members at the Transit Authority belong to. In an August 3 front-page story, The Times sounds alarm bells about the cost of our pensions, but fails to share an important piece of news: NYCERS and the other 4 NYC public pension funds just had their best year in memory, notching a 17% return on portfolios of stocks, bonds, and alternative investments. The New York Times’s hidden agenda, Samuelsen says, isn’t so hard to figure out. The Times is doing the bidding of Wall Street by implying that union trustees shouldn’t have a voice in the pension funds’ investments. This opposes the legitimate role that unions play in protecting their members and holding companies to ethical standards. Read the opinion piece here.

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