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Rail Commuter Passes Remain Valid After June 30 "expiration date"

MTA Chief of Employee Relations Anita Miller, in a June 26th letter to President Samuelsen, has confirmed that railroad commutation passes issued to TWU Local 100 members under our last contract agreement remain valid even though they say that they expire on June 30th. In her letter, she notes that railroad personnel on the LIRR and Metro North, both MTA operated railroads, have been advised that these Railroad Commutation Passes remain valid and that permanent passes will be issued soon.

TWU Supports LGBTQ

A spirited group of Lesbian, Gay and Trans members, families and friends marched along with Union rank and file and officers, including Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp-Sauray, in the biggest ever Pride Day march from 40th Street down to Christopher Street in the West Village. The TWU Local 100 van led the procession, along with a large float with a DJ and a hybrid electric New York City transit bus, placed into service for our special event. The event was especially significant this year because of the US Supreme Court's ruling making marriage between same-sex couples legal in every state in the union. Congratulations to all! The TWU continues our proud tradition of upholding the rights of all of our members.

Nancy is interviewed by the New York Times as her attorney and her daughter look on.
Nancy is interviewed by the New York Times as her attorney and her daughter look on.

Discovery Problems Cause Another Delay in Pena Murder Case

Nancy Rodriguez, widow of slain Bus Operator William Pena, reacted with anger and frustration to another delay in Judge Gregory Carro's 13th floor courtroom in Manhattan Criminal Court today. Prosecutors conceded in court that they had provided a defective video file to the defense team representing accused murder Domonic Whilby and that they had also not turned over requested blood sample tests. Nancy, appearing with her daughter Gabrielle and represented by Attorney Sanford Rubenstein, noted that this was the third court hearing in a row without the presence of lead prosecutor Randolph Clarke, Jr. There have been 16 court hearings in the case since Whilby's stolen truck crashed into Pena's bus, killing him on February 12, 2014, without real progress in bringing the perpetrator to justice. Rank and file TWU Local 100 members joined the Pena family in court.

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