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Your Retro Pay and Deferred Compensation

Management is in the process of distributing a Memorandum  to all TA, OA and MTA Bus members covered by the recent 4-year contract with the MTA.  The Memorandum explains options for your deferred compensation plan (if you have one) on your retroactive pay.
Here are two takeaways from the Memorandum concerning the MTA Deferred Compensation Plan (401 (k) and/or 457:
• If you do nothing, your normal percentage deferral election amounts will be applied to the retroactive pay.  So, for example, if you currently defer 5 percent of pay into your 401 (k) or 457, then that same 5 percent will be deferred into your plan from your retroactive pay.
• If you wish to defer a larger percentage (a good option for many) into your plan, you can do so by logging into the BSC Self-Service Portal at
Retroactive pay is coming in April 2020.

Local 100 Sponsors Black History Vignettes on 1010 WINS

If you are a 1010 WINS listener, you will probably hear one or more of a series of vignettes produced by the station, and sponsored by TWU Local 100, in celebration of Black History Month. Here are two of the series of spots that will be running regularly for the entire month of February. Listen to two profiles -- NYS Attorney General Tish James and Black historian Elizabeth Meaders here.

Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp Honored in Black History Month Salute to Labor Leaders

The New York Daily News has profiled TWU Local 100 Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp in an article celebrating Black labor union leaders. The piece, which ran on February 5, profiles her along with seven other prominent Black labor union executives in the New York area. You can read the profile here. In the article, Sister Crisp discusses her longtime advocacy for women's empowerment dating from her days as Fresh Pond Depot Chair (pictured), including fighting pregnancy discrimination and harassment on the job, obtaining new benefits for mothers, and supporting our Local 100 widows and orphans.

Union Meets with MTA on Coronavirus Threat

TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano and Secretary Treasurer Earl Phillips met with MTA officials today, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, to discuss the coronavirus outbreak in China.
“We are monitoring the situation and paying close attention to the reports coming from experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the state and city health departments,” Utano said. “We are following their lead and urge everyone to follow their prevention recommendations.”
The CDC issued these recommendations:  

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Stay home while you are sick
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Individuals who are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern, or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to these areas, should call ahead to their healthcare provider before presenting for treatment.

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