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TWU Founder Mike Quill with Dr. King and former Local 100 President Matty Guinan at our 1961 Convention
TWU Founder Mike Quill with Dr. King and former Local 100 President Matty Guinan at our 1961 Convention

TWU Local 100 Honors Dr. King

America's workers had no better friend and supporter than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  In fact, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis while speaking out against racism and injustice against the City's sanitation workers during the famous "I Am a Man" strike. TWU leaders of the 50's and 60's had a close friendship with Dr. King, who delivered the keynote speech at the TWU International Convention in New York in 1961.
 
Local 100 leaders spent 2017's three-day MLK weekend honoring his legacy by fighting for better wages and better conditions for the workforce that moves more than 8 million New Yorkers every day.  We came away with a solid contract that protects our health benefits and wages and other economic benefits  that keep us ahead of inflation. All without any givebacks.
 
So as we all enjoy the promise of improved benefits and economics for ourselves and our families in the next two years, let us reflect for a moment on the great legacy of struggle that has made our current fights possible.
 
John Samuelsen
President, TWU Local 100
 
Outside the Andaz Hotel, where negotiations were underway with the MTA, Pres Samuelsen and top officers brief the news media on our tentative agreement.
Outside the Andaz Hotel, where negotiations were underway with the MTA, Pres Samuelsen and top officers brief the news media on our tentative agreement.

TWU Local 100, MTA, Reach Tentative Contract

Brothers and Sisters,

We have reached an agreement with the MTA on a new collective bargaining agreement for MTA Bus, and TA-OA Members.  The package provides wage increases which are significantly above inflation and it includes many important negotiated economic sweeteners that will put a substantial amount of money into transit workers' pockets.  This is a concession-free contract.  We have protected our health benefits and we  have secured important improvements in dental that will allow us to provide coverage to dependents up to age 26. There are additional dental improvements as well.

Your Vice President and top officers have unanimously endorsed this agreement.  Terms will be presented to the full Local 100 Executive Board tomorrow morning.  We will have some further details on the contract later today after we have briefed the Executive Board.

Summer Childcare Vouchers Now Open to Union Members

Summer and Fall childcare slots are now available to union members employed by NYCT and MaBSTOA. Click here for program details and requirements. Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis. Members must be in good standing to apply.

TWU Working Women Bring Toys to Homeless Families

Content from TWU Working Women Bring Toys to Homeless Families

This holiday season was marked by hope and cheer brought to homeless families by our own Working Women's Committee. In December, committee members brought toys to families from shelters in Brownsville, and also distributed gifts to needy families within the transit system. We were joined in Brownsville by Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, a great friend to our union.

This holiday season was marked by hope and cheer brought to homeless families by our own Working Women's Committee. In December, committee members brought toys to families from shelters in Brownsville, and also distributed gifts to needy families within the transit system. We were joined in Brownsville by Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, a great friend to our union. Enjoy the show

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