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Local 100 Veterans Accept DOD Honors for MTA/NYCT

MTA/NYCT has won the prestigious Pro Patria Award from Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The official recognition by the Department of Defense was presented at an awards banquet on April 28th . The award, showing an American Eagle perched next to the DOD insignia was picked up at the event by Telephone Maintainer Dartagnan Magana, (in black) and by MaBSTOA Facilities Maintainer Steven V. Carl, along with a certificate. Brother Magana was a Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) in the US Marine Corps, deployed both to Iraq and Afghanistan, and was on active duty for ten years. He now works in the Union Hall assigned to the Tier 6 team.  Brother Carl is a Petty Officr 2nd Class (E-5) in the US Navy, who has served from 2003 to the present. The ESGR award honors the “dignity, fairness, and respect accorded the active members of the Guard and Reserve in the employ of MTA/NYCT.” Congratulations to all concerned. IB Image

This was the scene at the International Executive Council meeting where Local 100 President John Samuelsen was named the TWU International’s new President.  Also in photo, are In’tl Secretary Treasurer Alex Garcia, Admin. VP’s Gary Maslanka and John Bland, and Local 100 and Int’l officers Tony Utano, John Chiarello and James Whalen.  Retiring President Harry Lombardo has back to camera.
This was the scene at the International Executive Council meeting where Local 100 President John Samuelsen was named the TWU International’s new President. Also in photo, are In’tl Secretary Treasurer Alex Garcia, Admin. VP’s Gary Maslanka and John Bland, and Local 100 and Int’l officers Tony Utano, John Chiarello and James Whalen. Retiring President Harry Lombardo has back to camera.

TWU’s International Executive Council Elects Local 100 President John Samuelsen as 10th TWU International President, Replacing Retiring Harry Lombardo

Local 100 President John Samuelsen is stepping into a new role as International President of the Transport Workers Union of America.  The TWU International Executive Council voted unanimously to elevate Samuelsen after incumbent President Harry Lombardo, from Philadelphia’s Local 234, announced his retirement, effective immediately. Samuelsen had been serving as the International TWU’s Executive Vice President since his election to that position at the TWU’s 23rd Constitutional Convention in 2013. Samuelsen, 49, becomes TWU’s 10th International President and the youngest to be elected to that position since founder Michael J. Quill in 1937. He will continue in his role as Local 100 President to see through the implementation of the most recently negotiated agreement for the Local’s 37,000 members at MTA-NYCT, MTA-MABSTOA and MTA Bus.

Looking back, he expressed pride in a legacy of the union’s collective accomplishments for the Local 100 membership during his time as President, including working tirelessly to bridge the political divides and stop the infighting that had torn the Local in half for nearly two decades. Samuelsen helped grow Local 100 by nearly 5,000 to 42,000 active members through the development of a top-notch organizing department, and by helping to expand the in-house capital construction forces across Maintenance of Way. Samuelsen aggressively pursued work that was previously done by outside contractors, and successfully fought for proper city and state funding for the MTA Capital plan.  The Local is now the largest in its history.

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Apply Now for Metro North or LIRR Rail Pass

As part of the recently ratified contract, Local 100-MTA members living within the five boroughs are eligible to get a Commuter Rail pass for LIRR or MetroNorth.  Click on the this link to download the form and start the process.

Local 100 Leading Westchester Earned Sick Leave Fight

MAY 8 -- Approximately 60 people – including dozens of TWU Local 100 school bus workers – rallied in White Plains for county legislation that would grant paid sick days to many workers who now don’t get them from their employers. Local 100 is leading the fight in Westchester on behalf of our members working for private companies in the county.

Speakers at the rally included Westchester County Legislative Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining), who sponsored introduced the Earned Sick Leave law in March; Joseph Mayhew, Secretary-Treasurer of CWA Local 1103; David Schwartz, a retired high school teacher who is now Vice Chair of the Westchester-Putnam Working Families Party.

But one of the most compelling and dynamic speakers to step up to the podium was one of our very own: School Bus Operator Jamare Pabon, a mother of four who works for Royal Coach. If she doesn’t go to work because she is ill, she doesn’t get paid. If she stays home to care for a sick child, she doesn’t get paid. “There is no choice,” she said. “You have to go to work. Either you go to work or you don’t pay your bills. We don’t want to go to work sick. We don’t want to spread disease. Westchester has to pass this bill!”

Orlando Vasquez (pictured in center with dark glasses), Vice Chair of the School Bus/Paratransit section brought about 35 Local 100 members to the White Plains rally.

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