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MTA Approves Contract

The MTA board formally approved the new Local 100 contract. Board members voted on the package during the Executive Session of the Authority’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 2 Broadway. The next step is for the MTA and union to establish implementation dates for the wage-rate increases and some of the other improvements in the package. Local 100 will publicize those details once they become available. The contract requires the MTA provide members the $3,000 Essential Worker Bonus payment in September. Local 100 leadership is discussing with the MTA how members can take advantage of different pay-out options. You will have choices, including the ability to roll the bonus over into your MTA 401(k) account or 457 plan. 

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Our Founder at a rally in 1941
Our Founder at a rally in 1941

Quill Scholarship Winners Include 8 From Local 100

JULY 13 -- The TWU International, the parent union of Local 100, has announced 32 winners of the Michael J. Quill Scholarship awards, named after our founder. The Quill scholarships are awarded yearly to college students who are sons and daughters of union members. Of the 32 winners, 8 come from TWU Local 100, the largest Local in the International.

The 8 Local 100 winners, who will be notified by mail, include the following $4,800 winners. Each recipient will receive $1,200 each year for each of their four years of college. They are: Victoria Allen, daughter of Ronald Allen; Peter Bouzi, son of Pierre Bouzi; Yanique N. Clarke, daughter of Clive Clark; and Veronica Lin, daughter of Gregory Lin. Winners of $2,500 one-year scholarships from Urban Benefit Planners include Jah-king A. King, son of James King; Antonella C. Lazcano, daughter of Joan Lazcano; and Mitchell G. Wiggan, son of Paige Wiggan. The winner of a $2,000 one-year scholarship from M3 Technology is Dylan A. Dunbar, son of Walter Dunbar.


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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