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Working Women's Committee and Family Assistance Coordinator Giselle Martinez (second from right) with Committee Members Celeste Kirkland (far left) and Isabel Camacho (far right)
Working Women's Committee and Family Assistance Coordinator Giselle Martinez (second from right) with Committee Members Celeste Kirkland (far left) and Isabel Camacho (far right)

Marching Against Domestic Violence

The Working Women’s Committee participated in two marches that were held in Washington Heights to raise awareness about domestic violence, which affects millions of Americans.

Committee members joined Working Women’s Committee and Family Assistance Coordinator Giselle Martinez at The Bride Walk on Sept. 26 and the Shine The Light Community March on Oct. 1.  Both events were started in response to brutal murders of young women from the northern Manhattan neighborhood.

These public demonstrations are held to condemn violence and educate community members about services that are available to help victims escape abusive relationships, Martinez said. 

 

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TWU Local 100 at the Chinese American Day Celebration

When: Friday October 21st, 2022
Where: Affable Eatery
912 65th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Time: 7PM-Midnight

 
Sorry. Registation has ended. We hope to see you next year!

Tuition Reimbursement Open Houses Set for October

IB ImageOn  October 19th and October 25th, the Training and Upgrading Fund will present tuition reimbursement information for members employed the OA/TA and MTA Bus. For more information, just click on the image of the flyer.

MaBSTOA V.P. Donald Yates Commends Bus Operator Raynell Cody

 

 

SEPTEMBER 29 -- Thanks to the alertness and quick-thinking of one of our Bus Operators from West Farms, a mother and newborn baby – who arrived into this world on the bus – received near-immediate medical care, Yates reports. 

 

“To this Brother, I want to say ‘Thank you for your service,’ Yates said. “This is just a fraction of what we do as transit workers. I’m very proud.”

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A pregnant woman boarded Cody’s westbound bus at 161st St. and River Avenue in the Bronx on Tuesday and took a seat towards the rear with other passengers. He continued on his 103/Bx6 route and headed towards the Macombs Dam Bridge near Yankee Stadium. 

 

Suddenly, there was panic in the back of the bus.

 

 

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Union Meets with 9/11 Museum; Sets Course Toward Recognition of Transit Workers at Ground Zero

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SEPTEMBER 27 -- President Utano and other union reps met today with curators and executives of the National September 11th Memorial Museum to advance our campaign to obtain recognition for the efforts of transit workers on the pile.

The Museum reached out to request a meeting after the union launched a petition on change.org demanding recognition, and secured widespread media coverage of the campaign. The petition has garnered more than 27,000 signatures thus far.

President Utano and Executive Board Member Mario Galvet, who has been heading up the union's 9/11 recognition project, made the point that in the first 48 hours, NYCT played the critical role of clearing debris crushed vehicles as well as cutting steel to enable first responders to begin rescue efforts.

The Museum's representatives, including Executive VP Clifford Chanin, were receptive to the union's concerns, and asked us to present 9/11 member stories along with artifacts from the rescue and recovery effort for their consideration as museum exhibits.

President Utano volunteered to donate a large screen TV so that the Transit Transit Newsmagazine episode, "Above and Below," could be screened on a continuous loop for museum visitors. He said that when he -- along with many other transit workers -- brings his grandchildren to the museum, they must be able to see the documented critical contributions that transit workers made to the rescue and recovery effort on full display.

In the photo: At today's meeting, the union's reps (on left) included President Utano and Exec Board Member Mario Galvet. In the foreground at left is Julie Booth, the daughter of 9/11 responder and Structure Maintainer Robert Booth.
 

Join TWU Local 100 at our Italian Day Celebration

Special Guest Tony Darrow, Actor known for The Sopranos, Goodfellas & more

When: Wednesday October 26th, 2022
Where: TWU Local 100 Union Hall
195 Montague St. Brooklyn, NY (3rd Fl)
Time: 5:30PM-8:30PM
 
Food • Refreshments • Entertainment
 
Registration is required. Sign up here!
 

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Eastern European Day is October 16th

Eastern European Day celebrates the heritage of TWU Local 100 members who come from Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Russia, and the former Soviet Republics. It's a great evening at Tatiana Restaurant in Brighton Beach. Click here to register.

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