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Local 100 at Gov. Hochul & Lt. Gov. Victory Party

Celebrating Gov. Hochul and Lt. Gov. Delgado’s primary victory: Local 100 Pres. Tony Utano, NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, L100 PAC Director Sharase DeBouse, L100 Secretary-Treasurer Richard Davis and Queens Borough Pres. Donovan Richards. Go Kathy Go!

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TWU Local 100 with NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards

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Scholarships Totaling $127,500 Awarded to Help Our College Students

Paying for a child’s college education is a heavy lift, but Transport Workers Union Local 100 extended a helping hand today with a drawing to award scholarships totaling $127,500

A total of 61 winners will receive awards ranging from $1,500 up to $10,000 to go towards their higher education costs.

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TWU Local 100 at NYC's Pride Parade (pics)

Pride Parade 2022

The lively & colorful NYC Pride Parade was back to its full glory Sunday, and TWU Local 100 was there in force.
 
More than 100 members, friends, and family members marched or rode vehicles festooned with balloons, flags & banners.
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Gov. Signs Assault Bill

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed legislation designed to protect more transit workers from assaults, culminating a campaign Transport Workers Union Local 100 spearheaded in Albany.
 
The bill authorizes stiffer charges and penalties for individuals who assault transit workers with duties that include repairing, inspecting, and maintaining equipment, like subway tracks, turnstiles, and buses. Several of the more public-facing titles like Train Conductor, Train Operator, Bus Operator, Station Agent and Cleaner already were covered by state criminal law, which enables police and prosecutors to charge assailants who seriously injure transit workers with second-degree felony assault.
 
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TWU LOCAL 100 SAFETY EFFORTS FOR THE BRONX BUS REDESIGN

The Bronx Local Bus Network Redesign launched this morning, Sunday, June 26, 2022, and the first big test is tomorrow, Monday, when weekday commuters start riding.
 
This major re-design features two new bus routes, 13 altered bus routes, and the elimination of 400 bus stops – meaning longer walks for bus service. Anticipating that some riders will be confused, frustrated, and even irate, TWU Local 100 President Utano, Secretary-Treasurer Richard Davis, MaBSTOA Vice President Donald Yates, and officers from the union Safety Department have been having top-level meetings with MTA management, the MTA Police, and the MTA Security Department. We pushed the MTA to add or enhance several safety measures, including:
 
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Sec-Treas. Davis Accepts NAACP Award On Behalf of Workforce

 

JUNE 24 -- Secretary-Treasurer Richard Davis (center) accepts the Freedom Award from the New York Branch of the NAACP at a gala event also attended by union officers and Shop Stewards as well as political leaders, including State Senator Robert Jackson (at left). Davis accepted the award on behalf of the 110 union members who died during the COVID pandemic as they kept New York moving.

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COVID-19 Testing on MTA Properties to End Sunday, June 26

As announced earlier this month, COVID-19 testing at MTA properties will end Sunday, June 26. 
 
At-home COVID-19 test kits are available at most pharmacies. 
 
Vaccines and boosters will continue to be available at 130 Livingston St., Brooklyn, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
For more information regarding COVID-19, go to the MTA’s COVID-19 Employee Resource Center: https://new.mta.info/covid-19/employees

Sec-Treasurer Richard Davis Announces New Safety Team

JUNE 17 -- TWU Local 100 Secretary-Treasurer Richard Davis is restructuring and reinvigorating Local 100’s Safety Department, Davis announced.

“We’re embarking on a whole new approach to safety that will be more comprehensive, more strategic, and more member responsive,” Davis, who also serves as Local 100’s Director of Operations, said. “We will be equally focused on addressing the unacceptable plague of workplace violence – and the hazards posed by our work-related equipment, assignments, and environment.”

New initiatives are being developed to improve communication with the members, identify safety problems and trends; coordinate with MTA security officials; educate members about safety protocols; upgrade existing safety protocols; and get officials to take mitigating actions, Davis said.

 

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