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Vaccines at 130 Livingston -- Free for All Family Members of MTA Employees

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A new Delta variant is spreading in the United States. That means that everyone needs to be fully vaccinated.

New Yorker Piece on Shop Steward Terence Layne Wins Top Honors

The New Yorker Magazine won first place for profile writing for its piece on Local 100’s very own Terence Layne.
 
The American Society of Magazine Editors announced the award to The New Yorker and reporter Jennifer Gonnerman for “Survival Story,” which begins with a description of a video message Bus Operator Layne, Manhattanville's Chief Shop Steward, recorded to his union brothers in sisters in the early days of the pandemic. The message was an encouraging, inspiring, defiant and powerful.
 
“I want to thank you all for stepping up and coming to work today and showing what leadership looks like,” Layne said. “We are performing an essential and invaluable task.” He reminded his co-workers that they were not only delivering hospital personnel to their jobs. “What about the person that needs dialysis? What about the person who needs regular cancer treatments?” he said. “We are helping all of these people live and survive this global pandemic.”
 
MaBSTOA Vice President and Local 100 Chief of Staff Richie Davis called Layne “a great union activist and fighter.”
 
You can read the entire profile here.
 

Subway Grime is Up -- the Solution? Hire More Cleaners!

The MTA has to hire cleaners to fill positions vacated through attrition or the trains are just going to get filthier and filthier, TWU Local 100 tells WABC TV, The New York Daily News and other outlets.

Brother Jeffers, at left with his son and a grandchild.
Brother Jeffers, at left with his son and a grandchild.

Union Mourns T/O Jerome Jeffers, 53, Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver

Train Operator Jerome Jeffers, 53, a seven year veteran of NYCT, was killed in a car accident Sunday morning in Queens. Brother Jeffers resided in Hollis, NY at the time of his passing, and was a lifelong resident of Queens. He worked 'vacation relief' in the B Division.

Outside of work, he enjoyed martial arts, computers, and was a member of the Freemasons. RTO VP Eric Loegel said "Jerome was a great guy, well liked throughout RTO. His loss is shocking and tragic. We're all saddened in RTO, and as his work family, we mourn alongside his relatives". 

He is survived by his son, two grandchildren, and a brother. Services will announced when they are finalized. 

Here's the NYPost article: https://nypost.com/2021/06/13/two-dead-in-pair-of-car-crashes-in-queens/

Bogus! Workers Comp Atty Says MTA Didn't Have to Deny Comp to Bus Operator

In a PIX 11 report, Greg Mocker interviews Workers Comp Attorney Robert Grey, who explains that contrary to what the MTA is saying, the agency had the ability to award Workers Compensation benefits to Bus Operator Tommy Lau, who came to the aid of an elderly couple on his break and was brutally attacked for intervening.

NY1 Report: TAS VP JP Patafio Defends Bus Op in Brooklyn Crash

In a report by Dan Rivoli airing on NY1, TA Surface Vice President JP Patafio defends a Bus Operator from an NYCT rush to judgement for an accident where the bus veered into a building in Brooklyn. Patafio called for a review of mechanical issues and possible design flaws in the bus.

Early Voting Has Begun -- Here are Our Endorsed Candidates

IB ImageJust click on the image for a downloadable flyer for the candidates we support in New York City.

Find your polling location here.

These candidates have pledged to support TWU Local 100's priorities and strengthen our mass transit system.

Each has passed our candidate screening process and we enthusiastically endorse them as the best choice in each race.

Supporting these candidates means increasing our union power and making life better for working people.

In Westchester, we are supporting Mike Khader for Council President of Yonkers, Christopher A. Johnson for the Westchester County 16th District, Corazon Pineda-Isaac for the 2nd Council District, and Vedat Gashi for Westchester County Legislator.

Please vote for them when early voting begins on June 12 or on Election Day, June 22.

Juneteenth is an Official MTA Holiday

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