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RTO Mourns Train Operator Alan Ricks, 48

Members in Rapid Transit Operations are mourning the untimely passing of Train Operator Alan Ricks, 48, husband of Train Operator Cherese Winley-Ricks of Subdivision B.

Brother Ricks died at about 9 PM on March 15th in North Merrick, when his car crashed on the Meadowbrook Parkway south of Exit 6, according to Newsday. Both Ricks and his wife were residents of North Babylon. According to police, the cause of the crash is under investigation. Brother Ricks died after being transported to Nassau University Medical Center by EMS. He had 14 years of service with NYC Transit.

RTO Vice President Canella Gomez and Local 100 President Richard Davis expressed their deep condolences to Sister Winley-Ricks and their family. Members can pay their respects at the J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home at 17924 Linden Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11434 on Monday, March 27, from 10 AM to 12 Noon. A Funeral Service will be held at the same location at 12 Noon on Monday.

Maintenance of Way Mourns the loss of Lighting Maintainer Thomas Gyampoh

Co-Workers in Line Equipment/Signals Division are mourning the death of Lighting Maintainer Thomas Gyampoh, who recently passed away of natural causes.

He had retired in 2019 with 19 years of service with NYC Transit.

Line Equipment Section Chair Alexander Seise called Gyampoh "an exceptional electrician and an even better friend and co-worker to all he came in contact with, a  Brother to all."

LES Chair Christopher Canty, MOW Vice President Richard Rocco, Secretary-Treasurer John V. Chiarello, and President Richard Davis send their condolences to Brother Gyampoh's family.

We will post Brother Gyampoh's funeral arrangements as soon as they become available.


Union Mourns our Departed Brothers

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our dear union brothers, Craig Fudge and Jermaine Thomas. These two individuals were not only esteemed members of the Local 100 family, but also kind-hearted and humble people who made an impact on everyone they met.
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Local 100 Celebrates Annual Quill-Connolly Day

Quill Connolly Day at TWU Local 100 was a resounding success! Photos from the event are now available on our Flickr page for your enjoyment. Through our shared celebration, we strengthened the bonds of community and solidarity that are essential to creating a better and more just world for all workers and their families. Hundreds of members attended the event, which commemorated the reknowned labor leaders, Michael J. Quill and James Connolly. The event was held in honor of St. Patrick's Day and reflected the deep Irish roots of the labor movement. It was a joyous occasion, with traditional Irish folk music played by Mary Courtney, filling the room with its lively and upbeat sounds.
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Transit workers would have the right to strike under state legislation introduced by Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-13) in Albany on Thursday, March 16, 2023. (Bill No. S5785)
Assemblywoman Stacey Pfeffer Amato introduced the bill in the Assembly (index number pending).
Drafted at the request of the Transport Workers Union of America, and TWU Local 100, the bill would amend the Taylor Law so bus and subway workers employed by the MTA could engage in a work stoppage ­– if a lengthy process of negotiations and mediation fail to produce a contract governing wages, health benefits, and working conditions. Transit workers and TWU Local 100 would not be subject to the draconian penalties currently authorized by the Taylor Law if the legislation is adopted. 
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Response by President Richard Davis to the WSJ's editorial attacking RTO A Division Pick.

When the Wall Street Journal attacks me, you know we are doing something right. The issue this week was our arbitration win on the RTO A Division Pick — a decision that protects the livelihoods of our Conductors and Train Operators. 
In its March 3 editorial, the Journal says that Local 100 believes that "the idea of workers changing their shift schedules was too much to bear." It quotes me accurately as saying that the new schedules would be "chaotic and problematic."
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Happy International Women's Day TWU Local 100!

Today is a perfect day to spread awareness about the phenomenal women in our local.

In commemoration of International Women's History, we have created an instagram filter for you all to join the conversation about women's history and the feminist movement. (Only available on mobile devices)

Our voice is the most powerful tool we have in any fight for justice and equality. 

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RTO Interviews: How to clear your car of passengers at the last stop

Vice President of RTO, Canella Gomez talks to rank and file members to make sure that we have adequate police presence.

Watch the video below:

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