Puerto Rican Day Parade Brings Hundreds of Transit Workers to 5th Avenue

JUNE 9 -- Hundreds of transit workers joined fellow New Yorkers in an exuberant day of celebration of Puerto Rican heritage. Led by TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano, the union delegation marched from 45th Street up 5th Avenue to 80th Street, greeting well-wishers along the way and proclaiming the power of the Union and our mission to empower the working class and support our bretheren in Puerto Rico. Adminstrative Vice President Nelson Rivera told the crowd about Local 100's three missions to Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Maria, and introduced NYSNA President Judy Sheridan Gonzalez to the membership. Both unions worked together intensively on relief for the hurricane battered island. Other top officers including Secretary-Treasurer Earl Phillips and Vice Presidents of many Departments also came out. We received prominent coverage on local TV.