Union, Management Join to Honor TWU Heroes

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34 transit employees were honored today at 2 Broadway, including a majority of rank and file union members, who received Medals of Excellence for heroism and performance. From members who saved the lives of co-workers by performing CPR, to Bus Operators who protected the public from danger, to a CTA who acted quickly in a terrorist attack, to a Conductor who brought a disabled man to safety, we stood tall alongside Union leadership and management. Speaking to the audience of members and their families were President Utano recounted the successes of transit workers in recent months in restoring service after a train derailment, successfully moving a million riders to Times Square and back, and surmounting other crises. NYCT President Andy Byford said he was committed to "employee engagement" and said the majority of transit worker were world-class professionals. For the Medals of Excellence program, click here.