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TWU Local 100 Supports Black History on 1010 WINS

 

TWU Local 100 has partnered with 1010 WINS to bring the station’s 2.5 million weekly listeners a month-long series of Black History vignettes.
 
The union has also produced its own spot regarding an important piece of Black History in TWU’s perennial fight for equality on the job and in society at large.  Here’s our 60-second spot, which runs for the next few weeks.

MTA SAYS WAGE FREEZE! Tell them "A DEAL IS A DEAL!"

MTA Chairman Pat Foye and NYC Transit President Sarah Feinberg call us heroes.Now, they want to freeze our wages. 

 

THEY MUST BE OUT OF THEIR MINDS!

 

We have a contract. We expect that contract to be honored.

 

A DEAL IS A DEAL!

 

We have more than earned the 2.5 percent raise that is scheduled for May 16, 2021.  

 

We will fight their outrageous assault on our wages in arbitration, the courts, bus depots, rail yards, shops, stations – and the streets if necessary.

 

 

Click here to send a message to the MTA board.

Tell them it’s NOT OK to freeze our wages.

 

#NOZEROES

#NOWAGEFREEZE

Former NYPD Transit Bureau Chief Says Keep Station Agents in Subway Booths for the Safety and Security of Riders

TWU Local 100 is fighting MTA plans to reduce subway staffing by leaving booths unstaffed for three 30-minute periods every day in order to trim cut costs – even though crime, and riders’ fear of crime, are major concerns. We know that Station Agents are an extra set of “eyes and ears” for police officers, and that they summon help in emergencies, and provide other vital services. Reduced booth staffing would make the subways less safe - and riders more anxious about using the system.

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Union Response on 1010WINS to MTA's Plan to Deny Contractual Raise to Workers

Local 100 President Tony Utano spoke to 1010WINS about the MTA's move to freeze workforce wages and break their obligation under the union contract.

Union Blasts MTA for Projecting a Wage Freeze for Local 100 Workforce

The MTA today unveiled a four-year financial plan that includes a wage freeze. TWU Local 100 has a contract with a wage increase scheduled for May.

The following is a statement from TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano. “If the MTA wants to go to war with its work force, then they will get a war. They must be out of their minds. There is no way that transit workers – who put everything on the line for this state and city – are going to sit back and meekly accept a wage freeze. We will fight any such move in arbitration and in the courts, and in the bus depots, rail yards, shops, stations and the streets if necessary.

"We have a contract. We expect that contract to be honored. More than 130 NYC Transit and commuter railroad workers who kept NY moving through this pandemic perished. Thousands became sick. If the MTA doesn’t fulfill its contractual obligation, then the MTA will be showing workers that all of its praise and slick videos honoring them are nothing more than meaningless public relations B.S.”

President Utano also thanked TWU International President John Samuelsen for his strong support at the MTA board meeting today.

The Express Train to More Dangerous Subways -- Op Ed by Pres. Utano

THE EXPRESS TRAIN TO MORE DANGEROUS SUBWAYS

by TONY UTANO, PRESIDENT, TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION LOCAL 100 NEW YORK DAILY NEWS — FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Nobody feels safe in the subway. Not the riders and certainly not the workers. Daily ridership was down 3.5 million last year. But more people were robbed, raped and murdered in the system than in 2019.

Nearly 360 riders were victims of a felony assault last year. That’s just 20 fewer than the year before, when the trains and stations were packed. Then came last weekend when two people were killed, and two others nearly killed, in a span of hours on the A line.

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All MTA Unions Join in Calling for Misdemeanor Penalties Against Spitters

FEBRUARY 12 -- TWU Local 100 joined with all major MTA Unions in a press conference at City Hall to call on the State Legislature to pass a bill backed by Gov. Cuomo that would allow for misdemeanor assault charges to be brought against persons spitting on transit workers.

Currently, the offense only carries a violation, akin to a parking ticket. TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano told numerous media outlets that the need to better protect transit workers is urgent, and announced that all five New York City District Attorneys have joined the union's call.

Read highlights of the event in the Staten Island Advance.

Watch video from News 12 here.

Here's the report from WCBS Channel 2

Take action, contact your Representatives to move the bill here.

Get Vaccinated!

The latest info from the MTA on how to get the vaccine is here.

TWU Local 100 strongly recommends that every member take advantage of this opportunity to get the vaccine now. The vaccine has proven to be 95% effective, and adverse reactions are minimal. Thousands of transit workers have received it with no serious side effects. The disease, on the other hand, is deadly, especially if you are over 50, and have pre-existing health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure. This is especially true with new, more contagious variants entering the US. Click on this link to go to the portal.

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