In a copyrighted story by reporter Ben Penn, the influential Bloomberg BNA Labor Report profiled TWU Local 100's national agenda for organizing bike shares. We're reprinting the story below for our readership.
Reproduced with permission from Daily Labor Report, 197 DLR A-3 (Oct. 10, 2014). Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) <http://www.bna.com>
After Representation Win in New York,
TWU Targets National Bike Share Presence
By Ben Penn
Oct. 10 — Propelled by a September voluntary recognition agreement with Citi Bike to represent 249 employees in New York, the Transport Workers Union now seeks to give bicycle share workers across the nation a voice on the job, TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen told Bloomberg BNA Oct. 10. TWU, which represents public and private transit workers including at New York City's subway and bus systems, views the rapidly expanding bike share industry as a “perfect fit” considering the union's primary mission