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Union Mourns Former RTO Vice President Tim Schermerhorn, 67; Arrangements Set for Sept. 24

TWU Local 100 activist and one-time RTO VP Tim Schermerhorn passed away Sunday morning at the age of 67.

Tim was a co-founder in the 1980's of the New Directions caucus in Local 100 that sought sweeping changes in union leadership and policies. He ran for President four times, losing by small margins before becoming Vice President of RTO. The photo shown here is from his 1997 campaign.

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The Big HEART platform: Improvements for the Iconic NYC Central Park Carriage Horses

TWU Local 100 on Friday put forth a platform for NYC to embrace, celebrate, and better ensure the health and welfare of the iconic Central Park carriage horses. The Big HEART platform includes building a stable in the park so the horses don’t have to commute between the park and their current West Side stables on city streets, doubling the required annual physicals from 2 to 4, establishing additional driver training and more.
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Union Adds Gun Law Exception for Collecting Agents


SEPTEMBER 1 -- TWU Local 100 scored a victory for our Collecting Agents who were in jeopardy of being stripped of their weapons by New York State’s new gun law restricting gun possession in “sensitive zones” like our transit system. NYCT Collecting Agents accompany EMD personnel as they withdraw cash from Metrocard Vending Machines.

The new law – signed by Gov. Hochul last month in a reaction to a US Supreme Court ruling broadening gun rights – says that guns may not be carried in New York City subways by ordinary citizens. The legislators excepted armed security guards from the rule – but that left our Collecting Agents, who are not specifically named, out in the cold.

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Join us for the African-American Day Parade in Harlem on September 18th

Join your Union Brothers and Sisters as we proudly march in the African-American Day Parade in Harlem!

Assemble at 11AM in front of the New Ebony Hotel, at 142 West 112th Street (corner of 112 & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.)

Registration required. Click here to register.

Scholarship Winners Announced

TWU Local 100 proudly announces our latest scholarship winners in our annual raffle sponsored by M3 Technology, which provides insurance products to union members. The awards were given out on August 12 by union leadership and officials of M3 before an audience of families and their lucky kids.

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TWU Local 100 Turns Out and Stands Up for Assault Victim CTA Anthony Nelson

August 19, 2022.

There was “an impressive show of support” for assaulted subway Cleaner Antony Nelson by TWU Local 100, WABC-TV reported today from the Bronx.

You can watch the coverage here:

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Subway Cleaner Undergoes Surgery After Brutal Attack

A subway cleaner underwent surgery at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx Friday afternoon for injuries suffered during a brutal attack in the Bronx, Stations Vice President Robert Kelley reports.

CTA Anthony Nelson was attacked outside the Pelham Bay subway station on the No. 6 line Thursday morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. Nelson suffered a broken nose and a broken collarbone.

During the attack, CTA Douglas Scott intervened on Nelson's behalf. He then held the assailant, with some assistance from Nelson, until the police arrived to make an arrest.

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Son of Train Operator passes away

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of retired train operator Darryl Gause’s son Nelson Lee who has transitioned on. Nelson Lee was born September 15, 1982 in Brooklyn NY. He served in the United States Navy and is survived by his 5 children. We ask that you all keep our Brother Darryl Gause and his family in prayer at this difficult time.

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Union Holds Press Conference to Commend Collecting Agent who Acted to Aid Police Officer


JULY 28 -- Stations Vice President Robert Kelley, joined by Secretary-Treasurer Richard Davis and more than a dozen other Local 100 members, heaped praise and thanks on the Collecting Agent who came to the aid of a police officer engaged in a violent struggle with an alleged fare-beater.

Appearing at the Union Hall Thursday morning, the Agent said he intervened after seeing the 16-year-old slam the officer to the ground and place the cop in a chokehold. “I was concerned about the safety of the officer, and for the public, if (the teen) grabbed his weapon,” the Agent, who requested anonymity, said.

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