A Message from TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen
The Local 100 Executive Board has overwhelmingly (37-6) endorsed the union's tentative agreement with the MTA covering TA, MABSTOA and MTA Bus Members. We met earlier today at the union hall and had a substantive discussion on the contract terms. Ratification ballots will be going out in the mail as soon as possible, and will include full details on all contractual and departmental gains.
The agreement includes tremendous economic value in terms of wages that easily outstrips inflation, and includes other gains that will boost our earning power well beyond the percentage increases. We have protected our health benefits with no added out of pocket costs, and we won substantial new money for our dental plan that will, among other things, extend coverage to our dependents to age 26. As important, this is a concession-free contract, a major accomplishment in this age of public sector bargaining.
I urge you to vote YES on this contract so that we can all begin enjoying its many benefits.
Click here to see our flyer summarizing the contract provisions.