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Notice of Election Ballot Count

The Ballot Count

The count of the ballots returned will commence at 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at the American Arbitration Association office. That office is located at 120 Broadway (cellar), New York, NY 10271. The final pickup of ballots will be on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:30 a.m., at the Church Street Post Office at 90 Church Street (1st floor), New York, NY 10007.

--- TWU Local 100 Election Committee

Happy Thanksgiving to All TWU Local 100 Members!

NOVEMBER 25 -- Local 100 President John Samuelsen issued the following Thanksgiving greeting to TWU members:

“Brothers and Sisters.  On behalf of all the officers and staff of TWU Local 100, I want to wish you and your families all the best for a Happy Thanksgiving and a great start to the holiday season. For those of us lucky enough to be off with our families, I hope and trust it will be a wonderful, safe day for all. For those of us who will be working to keep our great City moving, and get millions of fellow New Yorkers to the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and then back to their homes or other destinations, you make us all proud to be transit workers.

“Your union and the City and State of New York owe you a great debt of gratitude.”

MTA Bus Members Ratify New Contract

NOVEMBER 24 -- Local 100 members employed by MTA Bus have ratified their new contract by an overwhelming 95 percent margin. The American Arbitration Association announced the results of the referendum at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

The contract covers nearly 2,200 members at MTA Bus as Bus Operators, Maintainers, Maintainer Helpers, Cleaner Helpers, Stock Workers and Assistant Stock Workers.

The wage and benefit package mirrors the gains secured in the TA/OA contract, with raises in every year, full retroactivity, and an impressive array of improved and new benefits.

The contract also brings a major breakthrough on the MTA Bus pension, which has been a massive problem for years, and is far less valuable in comparison to the public pensions covering TA and OA members.

Local 100 President John Samuelsen, who led the Negotiating team for the union, was finally able to punch through management's resistance on the pension issue.

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Political Leaders: TWU Veterans Influential in Budget Victory

Some of New York State's most prominent politicians gave credit to the Union's political action achievements in supporting veteran's legislation that has led to a tentative budget deal in Albany. For the past two year, Local 100's Veterans Committee, spearheaded by RTO VP Kevin Harrington, has pushed for legislation that would have allowed US servicemen and women -- without regard to where they served --- buy back up to three years's pension credit. Governor Cuomo vetoed the bill twice - but has now signaled his intent to include the same provisions in next year's NYS Budget. At our Veteran's Appreciation NIght, Assemblyman Peter Abbate, State Sen. Martin Golden, and Brian Maher, chief aide to Assemb. William Larkin, Jr., the prime sponsor of the Veteran's bill, lavished praise on Local 100 as staunch fighters and advocates for all veterans. The video shows the cameraderie in the room and the strong alliance we have built with the legislators.

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