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Celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage, Local 100 Brings Union Power to the Parade

Puerto Rican Day Parade 2023Local 100 members turned out in union t-shirts celebrating the Puerto Rican heritage of so many transit workers on June 11th. A wonderful time was had by all assisted by great music from our own Gary Rosario's band. Great food was offered to all, with President Davis taking a turn on the congas. Just click to enjoy the photos!

Five-Alarm Fire Blazes Through Member's Apartment Building

After a devastating five-alarm fire tore through an apartment building in the Bronx, we are calling on all our union brothers and sisters to come together in support of our fellow member, India Potts, who is currently displaced. 
Donations are being accepted for India and her family in the Crew Room at E. 180th Street Station. See Dispatcher Rivera for drop-off instructions. Alternatively, donations may also be dropped off at the WWC office at 195 Montague St. 3rd fl 11201. Click “read more” below more to see the family’s clothing size.
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Union Fights MTA Staffing & Safety Cuts at 5 Northern Manhattan Stations

TWU Local 100 is fighting back against the MTA’s foolish and dangerous plans to eliminate elevator operators from five deep-cavern stations in Manhattan.

Looking to save a relatively paltry amount of money, the MTA plans on removing the operators from elevators in mid-July, abandoning riders who look to these men and women for a sense of safety and security, and to provide valuable customer service.
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NBC’s Today Show and Al Roker Honor Bus Operators

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
About two dozen TWU Local 100 Bus Operators rode the bus today as the feted passengers of veteran weatherman Al Roker, who did a live broadcast on wheels for NBC’s Today show. With Father’s Day approaching, Roker, whose dad was a Bus Operator, decided to honor the men and women who move New York above ground. So, the Today show, with assistance from your union and the MTA, arranged for Roker to broadcast from a NYC Transit bus with Operators being the veteran newsman’s guests and audience.
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Family Day Brings Thousands to American Dream

Family Day 2023Thousands of union members came to American Dream in East Rutherford, NJ for a day of fun and feasting. The June 3 event was our first at the new venue, where members could enjoy the American Dream's water park and other big-time attractions. President Richard Davis welcomed transit workers and their families from our outdoor stage, along with Secretary-Treasurer John Chiarello and other top officers. Our Departments hosted tailgate parties with grills and raffle give-aways were held. Just click on the image to scroll the photos!

Kudos for a Conductor Who Loves His Job

A robot does not inspire confidence. Exhibit A in that regard is a January 4 tweet from NYCT customer Dean Collins, who tweeted: “Hey @MTA — whoever the guy is working the 25th Street R train Manhattan Bound (older guy) he is a superstar and deserves some praise/recognition.”
The Conductor Collins referred to is 22 year veteran Darryl Flannagan, 53, who makes announcements and watches for safe operations on the trip from Continental Avenue in Queens to 95th Street in Brooklyn weekday mornings. He does inspire confidence. Packed with energy and expertise, he’s someone who effortlessly telegraphs the message that you, the rider, are in good hands, and should anything go wrong, he’ll find a way to put it right.
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MAY 31 -- Thank you, brothers and sisters, for your support and solidarity as we battled the MTA during an extremely difficult series of contract negotiations. With your help, I’m pleased to report that we prevailed.

--We secured a tentative contract with solid annual raises of 9.8% compounded over three years – and $4,000 in Essential Worker Cash Bonus payments – that are substantially better than the city pattern.

--We held the line on healthcare costs, defeated efforts to cut subway staffing, and won an unprecedented expansion of maternity and paternity leave for members having children.

--We made sure that medical coverage will be provided to the families of our brothers and sisters who died after contracting COVID-19.

And we enhanced medical coverage for retirees. In the great tradition of trade unionism, we are taking care of our members as well as the old, the young, and the sick.

These victories, and others you will see in this package, were not easily obtained. The MTA took a hardline stance, not wanting to give an inch of ground on wages or benefits. In fact, the MTA wanted us to pay for our own raises and contract improvements through significant concessions and givebacks, including doubling our paycheck deductions for healthcare from 2% to 4%, and expanding OPTO with the removal of Conductors from trains. Those demands were defeated.

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Helping Kids Find Their Way

Three Local 100 members gave back to the community Wednesday, May 25, 2023, by participating in Erasmus Hall High School’s “Career Transition Fair” in Brooklyn. The trio answered questions posed by students curious about transit jobs and provided literature about both employment and internship opportunities at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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Memorial Day: Remembering and Honoring Fallen Heroes

Today, we take a moment to remember and honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country's values. They are heroes who put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms we enjoy every day. As a union representing tens of thousands of workers in the transportation industry, we are deeply connected to the values of service, sacrifice, and dedication to something greater than ourselves. We honor the memory of those who devoted their lives to our nation's defense including the many members of our TWU Local 100 family who have served our country with honor and distinction. 

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Theater Troupe Has Shout Out, Cheap Tickets for Local 100 Members

The producers of Race: The Movie: The Play, now playing off-Broadway in Soho, have an offer for TWU Local 100 members -- $16 tickets (more than 50% off the regular price.)

Why? In their playbill, producer Brett Raybould writes: "We would also like to give a special shout-out to Richard Davis, Tony Utano, Vanessa Jones, TWU Local 100, and all the NYC transit workers who move New York. Without them, the dream of this show wouldn't be able to happen. To learn more about their fight for higher wages, better benefits, and fairer treatment, visit"

Sounds good to us. The show is a slapstick comedy spoofing cheesy race movies and stars SNL alum Dean Edwards in the lead role. To enjoy the show, just go to the Soho Playhouse at 15 Vandam St, in Manhattan and use the promo code, LOCAL100. For $16, you're in. The theater's website is here.

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