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Contract Ratification Update — Results

Please click on the link below to find the latest information regarding the Official Certificate of Results issued by the American Arbitration Association.

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The votes are in!

Local 100 members ratified a new labor agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by a very wide vote margin: 68.75% in favor of the deal, and 31.25% opposed, the independent American Arbitration Association reported today.

Solid raises, $4,000 in Essential Worker bonus payments, expanded maternity and paternity leave, along with other new benefits and gains, are on the way. Importantly, Local 100 defeated MTA demands – including the demand that you pay more for your healthcare. Your health contributions will not go up. They will remain the same through the length of the 3-year contract.

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Local 100 Wins Battle to Keep Elevator Operators in Washington Heights Stations

JULY 14 -- Not so fast!

 A Manhattan judge today ordered the MTA to keep elevator operators in five deep-cavern subway stations in Washington Heights. Ruling in favor of a lawsuit motion filed by TWU Local 100, Justice Adam Silvera said the elevators must remain staffed at least until the merits and legality of the staffing cuts are argued and decided court. He scheduled a hearing for July 20. 
The MTA planned to vacate the elevators on Sunday – a move Local 100 and elected officials say will make the stations less safe and impact the ability of disabled riders to use the system.
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Local 100 Keeps the Spotlight on Assault Case

It’s time for Alexander Wright, a career menace to society, to face the music. That’s the public message Stations Vice President Robert Kelley delivered Thursday, July 13, 2023, outside the Bronx courthouse, where Wright appeared on charges of assaulting subway Cleaner Anthony Nelson.

Prosecutors on Thursday informed the judge on the case that doctors recently deemed Wright, who had been remanded to a mental hospital, mentally fit to proceed to trial. Wright’s defense attorney then successfully requested time to review the medical reports. The case was adjourned to July 27.

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Deadline Extended for Duplicate Ballots

A.A.A. has granted TWU Local 100 an extension for requesting a duplicate ballot. The new deadline for making such requests is today, July 13th. This is the final day for anyone who has not yet received their ballot or has lost their original due to damage or misplacement.

To request a duplicate ballot, voters should contact A.A.A.'s Duplicate Ballot Hotline at 1-800-529-5218 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM before the deadline.

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Union Awards Over $150K In College Scholarships

JULY 7 -- At the Union Hall, we awarded over $150,000 in college scholarships to Union members, their spouses, children and grandchildren. Here's the raffle, as we draw the winners! With Pres. Richard Davis, and John Pescitelli, CEO of our partner in these awards, M3 Technology.

You can see the list of scholarship winners and alternates here. The top 12 winners have won awards greater than the standard award, which is $1,500. The 12th winner, Sarah Mathew, is the winner of the Garrett Goble Scholarship, for $2,500.


Medical Benefits Info for Retirees: Answers to Your Questions

What happens when you retire before age 65?
If you are between the ages of 55 and 65, you continue with the same health care as if you were still working. No change. The same high-level of coverage continues. This is a major contractual benefit Local 100 secured years ago.

What happens when you are 65 and Medicare-eligible?
In this contract, we secured millions of additional funding to dramatically improve coverage and benefits for Medicare Eligible retirees.

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Questions and Answers on the Contract

The value of the tentative contract is a record-setting $870 million. 
That includes compounded raises of nearly 10% - 3% retroactive to May 16, 2023; 3% next year; and 3.5% in the third year. Members also will receive two Essential Worker bonus payments totaling $4,000. This is significantly better than the city pattern.

When will we receive the Essential Worker Bonus payments?
Members will receive the first payment of $3,000 within 60 days of final ratification. The second $1,000 payment will arrive in November 2024.

Are the $4,000 in Essential Worker Bonus payments pensionable? Can I put the money into a 401k retirement plan without taxes being deducted?
Yes, and Yes. Information on how to roll the two payments will be provided after ratification.


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Tanya McCray Assault Case Update

On Friday, June 23, 2023 Tanya McCray, who was assaulted by an entitled investment banker, returned to court only to find out her case is being adjourned until September 28th. 
Her attacker, Jean Francois Coste, was charged with second degree assault and released without bail. This is one of many cases that are part of ongoing investigations. Comparing this April to April of last year, the MTA reported an 87.5% increase in felony and misdemeanor assaults across all NYCT departments. At this point in 2023, we are running ahead of 2022 YTD incidents by 21.4%.
“The assault on our member, Tanya McCray, was a reprehensible act that deserves to be met with the full force of the law. This was an act of violence and the perpetrator must be shown that he is not above the law.” said Richard Davis.
As members and officers gathered in support of McCray, they learned again that cases within the justice system can be lengthy, complex, and often involve protracted legal process, which can be emotionally and mentally tiring not only for the victim but also for those who are supporting her. “Solidarity goes a long way during the fight for justice.” Said  RTO VP Canella Gomez, “no member should have to navigate this process alone. We are here with support and resources every step of the way.”
Join your union brothers and sisters in solidarity with Sister McCray for her next court date on September 23rd.
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Leadership Discusses Record-High $870 Million Contract With Members Across the Transit System

PRESIDENT DAVIS HAS BEEN BARNSTORMING THE BUS AND SUBWAY SYSTEM, talking about the tentative contract with members at more than 100 work locations across all departments.

In just the last two days, Davis and other officers shopgated at the Cozine Ironworker shop in Brooklyn; the Structures quarters at the West 4th St. subway complex in Manhattan; the Grand Ave. Bus Depot/Central Maintenance Facility in Queens; the Quay St. Mobile Wash facility, also in Brooklyn; and the new RTO facility at 138th St. and 3rd Ave. in the Bronx. “We committed that there would be no concessions, no givebacks, and that’s exactly where we ended up,” Davis, joined by Secretary-Treasurer John Chiarello, said to the MOW workers at West 4th St. Thursday morning. “We paid for nothing in this contract out of the members’ money.”

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