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MTA Members: Where to Get Your Free Vaccine Shot

COVID-19 Vaccines are given to MTA employees on Wednesdays and Thursdays (9am to 5pm) at 130 Livingston Street in downtown Brooklyn.  The site is located on the 1st floor in the training center. If you haven't been vaccinated, now's the time since the more contagious delta variant is creating an uptick in infections.

NYS Essential Workers — $25 Million Available for Child Care Scholarships

Starting June 23, 2021, New York State Essential Workers will be eligable for $25 Million — available for Child Care Scholarships 

Eligibility
All essential workers:
health care providers, law enforcement, pharmaceutical staff, firefighters, transportation workers, food delivery workers, grocery store employees, child care staff and others are eligible. (No. 202.6)
• Essential staff must work outside the home and have an income of less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level (or $79,500 for a family of four)
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Attention Cleaners, Checkers, TPPA's -- Apprenticeships Taking Applications

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Our Upward Advancement Program in construction and the electrical trades is a career pathway. It provides a career track for men and women to complete a fully accredited trade school for five days a week for six months, at your full 40-hour pay rate. Only open to Traffic Checkers, Cleaners, and TPPA's. Click on the flyer above for more info. Upon successfully completing the six month program, you will enter a three-year apprenticeship program with Maintenance of Way. Interested? Visit our website at www.twulocal100tuf.org to apply.

Transit Workers Honored at the NYC Hometown Heroes Parade

How many times does a rider say thank you?

When are you celebrated at work?

The answer is rarely and never. 

 

But thousands of New Yorkers lined Broadway to cheer and thank essential workers Wednesday - and they showed a lot of love and appreciation for transit workers and our union. 

 

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TWU Local 100 Demands Hazard Pay at Hometown Heroes Parade

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JULY 8 -- Transit workers were cheered for their pandemic service by many thousands of New Yorkers that lined Broadway for the Hometown Heroes Ticker Tape Parade Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

More than 60 TWU Local 100 members marched or rode floats from Battery Park to City Hall.

“Thank you transit workers!” parade onlookers shouted as confetti swirled through the air.

 

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In case you missed it — 2021 Scholarship drawings. Watch Now!

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Son of hero Train Operator Garrett Goble picks the winner for the scholarship award made in his honor

Garrett Goble’s eldest son, Noah, helped pick the winner of the first annual TWU Local 100 scholarship honoring the slain Train Operator.

Noah Goble, 11, randomly picked a ticket for the Garrett Goble Memorial Scholarship from the lottery barrel at a public drawing held Monday at the Union Hall. 

Attendees, including Garrett’s mother, Vicki, and wife, Delilah, erupted in applause when Scholarship Coordinator Shannon Poland announced the winner, Jake Burns, also is the son of a Train Operator: George Burns.

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Welcome Back! Union Hosts Picnic for Quality Bus Members

Local 100 President Tony Utano, Secretary Treasurer Earl Phillips, Vice Presidents Pete Rosconi and John Chiarello, MTA Bus Division Chair Danny D'Amato and Vice Chair Mike Capocci, joined school bus members from Quality Transportation in Brooklyn for the annual end-of-the-school-year picnic on June 25, 2021. Last year's event had to be cancelled due to Covid. President Utano said that he was "thrilled to see everyone having a good time. It's been a long time since we have been able to relax and enjoy one another's company as brothers and sisters of our wonderful union."

$2,500 Scholarship Established in Memory of Garrett Goble

As part of this year's scholarship drawings, the union will be presenting the first  annual scholarship in memory of Train Operator Garrett Goble, who was murdered in an intentionally set fire on his train on March 27, 2020.

The initial scholarship is in the amount of $2,500.  

Local 100 President Tony Utano said the annual award will serve as a permanent reminder of the incredible dangers transit workers face each day on the job.

Opposition Growing to MTA Plan to End Cash Transactions at Booths

Opposition is growing to the MTA’s callous and insulting decision not to resume cash trash actions at subway booths.

Sen. Julia Salazar, Councilman Justin Brannan, the Riders Alliance, and others, have joined Transport Workers Union Local 100 in demanding NYC Transit President Sarah Feinstein reverse direction and enable riders to make cash transactions at the booths.

The MTA has resumed cash transactions for its suburban commuter train riders using the LIRR and Metro-North roads.

“Are they better than subway riders? Are they more deserving of this level of customer service? It’s an insulting outrage,” TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano said.

TWU Stations Vice President Robert Kelley is bashing the MTA in TV and radio and print interviews.

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