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After months of work, MTA VP George Menduina and MOW VP Tony Utano unveil new lobby at East New York Depot

The work was done by in-house forces, showcasing another example of excellent workmanship by TWU Local 100 members. Sharing in the satisfaction of a job well done were rank and file TWU members, under the Structures Division of MOW, Division Chair Richard Rocco, as well as engineers from DC 37 and managers.

Coro Fellows with PAC Director Marvin Holland
Coro Fellows with PAC Director Marvin Holland

New Blood from Coro Fellows Energizes Union Fight

TWU Local 100 has been benefiting from the services of two Coro Fellows, highly-skilled college graduates who have been selected to be part of a rigorous leadership training program. Coro is a non-profit education organization that's been developing leaders for over 60 years, and training them to tackle complex problems by rotating them in and out of government and industry.

Local 100's two Coro fellows, David Bocarsly and Michelle St. Julien, were thrown into the mix to help tackle two of our most pressing issues: David was assigned to research the differences between MTA bus employees and the rest of the MTA workforce. Michelle was put to work mapping and analyzing patterns of bus operator assaults in Brooklyn.

Working out of the PAC "war room" on the 9th floor, and mentored by PAC Director Marvin Holland, David and Michelle immersed themselves in the issues and culture of our union. David, who comes from California and attended UCLA, did research and met with City Council members to educate them on the history of the MTA Bus pension and what could be done to fix  the inequity.

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AUDIO: Talking about TWU's National Bike Share Initiative with WPFW Radio's Bill Fletcher

On Bill Fletcher Jr.’s talk show on WPFW, Arise! TWU National Bike Share Initiative lead organizer Nicholas Bedell discusses the recent successful efforts to unionize bike share workers. He describes the effort, the fight against anti-Union law firm Jackson Lewis, and our long-term objective, which is to provide these workers with sustainable jobs in the new green economy.

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