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Beware of Counterfeit Contract Flier

TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano issued the following statement after a counterfeit contract rally flier appeared on social media:

“Someone took an official TWU flier and doctored it by changing the date and time of the rally, and then circulated it on social media. This phony flier should be ignored.  Those who are perpetrating this hoax are in violation of the TWU Local 100 By-Laws for misappropriation of the union logo.

"The reason for this intentional deception is to confuse the membership and undermine the union’s efforts to win a fair contract for transit workers. October 30th is the official TWU Local 100 contract rally at 5:00 pm outside 2 Broadway.  This is the only rally sponsored and supported by the union."

Click here for the official contract rally flyer.  “We will see you at the official TWU contract rally on Oct. 30, 2019.”

Utano Slams Foye in Wake of Rising Assaults

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In an interview on 1010 WINS, Local 100 President Tony Utano slams MTA Chairman Pat Foye for being out of touch with the rank and file transit worker. Listen to the clip.

 

Union Honors Transit Workers Who Served in 9/11 Rescue and Recovery

President Tony Utano and top officers recognized some of the three thousand transit workers who served in the rescue and recovery effort in a ceremony at the Union Hall on September 5th. Over 2100 were ordered to Ground Zero by NYCT, and hundreds more volunteered on their own time. Local 100 has mounted a campaign for public recognition of the work of union members on that day, and you can read more about that here. TWU Local mourns the loss of those killed in the attack on America, and we stand strong in supporting all responders who have illnesses from the toxic conditions at the World Trade Center site.

The New York Post put the story on Page 4 of Tuesday's Paper
The New York Post put the story on Page 4 of Tuesday's Paper

Union Hammers Foye on Car Cleaner Cuts

TWU Local 100 has been hammering MTA Chairman Patrick Foye for the authority’s Car Cleaner cuts and anti-worker rhetoric. Administrative Vice President Nelson Rivera provided the media with photos of disgusting subway car conditions at the Stillwell Terminal in Coney Island. The photos highlight the understaffing and the harsh working environment of the subway.

“These disgusting conditions are terrible for riders and workers,” TWU Local 100 Administrative Vice President Nelson Rivera said. “If MTA Chairman Pat Foye wants to talk about ‘worker availability,’ he needs to recognize that this environment and unacceptable assaults are causing workers to get sick and injured.”

Local 100 secured coverage from news channels CBS2, NBC4 , WPIX11 and Fox 5; The City, an on-line news publication staffed by veteran NYC reporters; The New York Post and The Staten Island Advance.

The MTA has cut 81 terminal Car Cleaner positions in the last couple of years through attrition.

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