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New Hall Opens in Brooklyn Heights

The Local 100 business office at 1700 Broadway in Manhattan is closed as of Friday September 6, 2013. The move to our new union hall at 195 Montague Street in downtown Brooklyn is nearly complete, but we still need the weekend and at least Monday to complete the transition for phone and computer installation. Please call your Division Officers in the interim to access union services. When operational, all contact numbers will remain the same, including the main office phone number: 212-873-6000.

Scenes from the West Indian Day Parade

We're Offering Dozens of Amazing TUF Courses, Starting Next Week -- for Free!

The Union/MTA Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) is rolling out our fall course line-up now. Many courses begin next Monday -- so download the catalog and get ready! We're offering courses in everything from computer skills and defensive driving to courses in Math, English, Spanish, Italian, and in photovoltaic technology, electronics, and college prep -- help with your GED -- CPR and first aid, and the Transit Certificate Program. So, don't wait. Go to the TUF website and sign up today! All courses are free to Local 100 members.

NY Liberty? We've Got Discount Tickets for Sept. 6

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From Local 100 Rewards

1. Click the link above.

2. Click on “Find Tickets” for the game date preferred and enter the promo code TWU.

3. Enter email address and create an account.

4. Click on the game date.

5. Enjoy the game!

Local 100, Singing Retiree Chris Dolan Honored by the Mets

Hundreds of transit workers came to Citifield on Monday to see the Mets vs. Phillies game on a warm summer night. The enjoyable game was close (unfortunately, the home team lost 2-1), but TWU fans had the consolation of hearing retired Bus Operator Chris Dolan’s beautiful rendition of the National Anthem and watching our top officers receive a Spirit Award from the Mets for bringing the fans to the park, game after game, on the #7 train. Let's Go Mets! The free tickets were courtesy of our new Local 100 Rewards program.

Just a few of the Local 100 members who marched in Washington
Just a few of the Local 100 members who marched in Washington

We March on Washington

Ten TWU union buses left New York early on the morning of August 24th to recreate and honor the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his epochal “I Have a Dream” speech. Said Local 100's Womens' Committee Chair Liz Wilson: "It was excellent. It was one of the most well-organized marches I've been to. It was peaceful and it was educational. We got to speak to different organizations as we marched, and the issues still remain: jobs, justice, affordable health care, and voters rights." Crowd estimates put the number of marchers at 250,000, around the same number who heard MLK speak 50 years ago. In contrast to 1963, when about one in five marchers were white, this year's crowd had fewer white faces. Sister Wilson complimented her bus captain, Aquilino Castro "the best ever" as well as OA Division Chair Richie Davis, "a great host," who joined her on the bus out of the MJ Quill Depot. Quill, who was a great supporter of MLK, would have been honored by the turnout. TWU members watched an educational video on the bus derived from materials obtained by Local 100 officers at the recent Coalition of Black Trade Unionists convention.

Admin VP Angel Giboyeaux Honored by NY League of Puerto Rican Women

Our own Angel Giboyeaux, Administrative VP of Local 100, picked up a Special  Recognition Award at the organization's annual gala at the Marina del Rey in the Bronx Thursday night. Angel was recognized for "careeer achievement and outstanding service to the Hispanic community." In this photo, Angel stands with fellow TWU Local 100 officers including Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp-Sauray and MOW VP Tony Utano, at right, and with the President of the New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Edith Padilla (center). The organization awards scholarships of $1,000 each to young Latina college students.

Elsie McCabe Thompson with (far right) TWU PAC's Raybblin Vargas, City Council Candidate Robert Cornegy, and radio personality Lenny Green
Elsie McCabe Thompson with (far right) TWU PAC's Raybblin Vargas, City Council Candidate Robert Cornegy, and radio personality Lenny Green

Bill Thompson's Wife Joins Lenny Green's Family Day in Brooklyn with TWU

Elsie McCabe Thompson, wife of TWU Local 100's endorsed candidate for Mayor, Bill Thompson, spent a fun afternoon with WBLS radio personality Lenny Green and transit workers at Green's Family Day at Brooklyn's Von King Park last Sunday in Clinton Hill. Ms. Thompson was warmly received and she spoke on stage with Lenny Green about her husband's stand on stop and frisk and other issues. She posed for photos with transit workers and wore a Local 100 t-shirt to the event. She is President of the Museum for African Art, and is out campaigning as the race enters its final stretch going into the September 10 Democratic Primary. TWU Local 100 photo by Shop Steward Theresa Green.

Thompson, Other Mayoral Candidates, Debate at Co-Op City

Speaking to the largest audience of the campaign thus far – 1600 residents of Co-op City – TWU Local 100’s endorsed candidate Bill Thompson served up compelling answers to key questions about transit, education, stop and frisk, and quality of life. The event on August 19 was organized by Co-Op City’s Riverbay Corporation and Transit Forward. Also answering questions from Co-Op City residents were fellow candidates Anthony Weiner, John Liu, Erick Salgado, Sal Albanese, and Adolfo Carrion.

Joyful Gathering as Long-Serving Members are Honored at CED

Friday, August 16 -- Many retired Car Maintainers returned to celebrate the retirement of CME Sam Thornton (34 years of service) and CMA Gladwin "Mocha" Mclintock (25 years of service). They were given awards by TWU Car Equipment Department Committee members Horace Briggs (Chairman) and Eugene Leybovich.

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