Utano, Phillips, Crisp, Whichard Re-Elected to Top Four Union Positions

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DECEMBER 8 -- Local 100 members have re-elected President Tony Utano to a new three-year term, as well as incumbent running mates on the Stand United Slate, Earl Phillips as Secretary Treasurer, LaTonya Crisp as Recording Secretary and Lynwood Whichard as Administrative Vice President.


Six of the seven Vice Presidents on Utano’s slate, including John Chiarello (Maintenance of Way); Richard Davis (MaBSTOA); Shirley Martin (Car Equipment); Robert Kelley (Stations); Peter Rosconi (MTA Bus/School Bus/Private Operations), and JP Patafio (TAS) were all victorious.  RTO members elected Canella Gomez as their Departmental Vice President from the Progressive Change slate.


President Utano said of the results: “I want to thank the membership for placing its faith in me to lead our union for the next three years.  We all kept the faith throughout the pandemic, and together battled to keep our workplaces safe and to move the union forward on all fronts.  We secured billions in federal aid for the MTA which will guarantee our jobs, our benefits and sanctity of our collective bargaining agreements for the foreseeable future.  Better days are coming, and I am thrilled to be able to continue as President of this great organization, TWU.”


Unofficial results on all elections have been posted on the Elections Committee page. These results will be subject to certification.