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Eastern European Day is October 16th

Eastern European Day celebrates the heritage of TWU Local 100 members who come from Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Russia, and the former Soviet Republics. It's a great evening at Tatiana Restaurant in Brighton Beach. Click here to register.

Union Mourns Joseph Calisi, 67, Aided in Organizing New Unit

Union members in the Career and Salary Unit are mourning the passing on August 30 of Computer Associate 3 Joseph Calisi, 67. At his retirement in 2020 he had 34 years of service with NYCT.

He was a dedicated union activist, working doggedly to organize workers in the Computer titles, producing pamphlets and publications for the effort. Thanks to his tenacity and the commitment of a core group of that formed around him, the unit voted to join TWU Local 100 in 2017.
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MTA Chair Janno Lieber announces the approval of a contract for Career and Salary unit members
MTA Chair Janno Lieber announces the approval of a contract for Career and Salary unit members

MTA Board Approves "Career and Salary" Unit Contract

SEPTEMBER 21 -- The MTA Board approved a negotiated contract between TWU Local 100 and the Authority on behalf of approximately 900 employees in the "Career and Salary" unit, many of whom work at 2 Broadway. The titles include Staff Analysts, Computer Specialists, and others. The approval was reached in an MTA Board executive session, closed to the public, and it was announced by MTA CEO Janno Lieber after the board returned to its public meeting on September 21st, approximately 3 hours into the meeting. The contract mirrors the gains achieved by the last general contract reached by TWU Local 100 in 2019 including a compounded wage increase of 9.84% over the life of the contract. More details about the agreement will be forthcoming, including details on retro checks.

Union officers surround Bus Operator Michael Haynes, who was menaced by Tony Burnett in 2019
Union officers surround Bus Operator Michael Haynes, who was menaced by Tony Burnett in 2019

Ex-Con Gets 7 Years After Menacing Bus Operator

Sept. 21, 2022 -- An ex-con was sentenced today to seven years in prison for menacing M11 Bus Operator Michael Haynes with a loaded gun in August 2019. About a dozen MaBSTOA officers and members joined Haynes as a show of solidarity in Manhattan Criminal Court on Centre St.

“Justice was served,” Haynes said after the proceeding.

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NYPD officers assigned to neighborhood precincts are parking their patrol cars and entering subway stations more than 10,000 times a week, Chief of Department Kenneth Corey said today, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

These station patrols by uniformed street-level cops are in addition to those performed by NYPD Transit Bureau officers who are assigned to the subway system full time.

“This is something that had never been done before,” Corey said. “It’s more than 10,000 additional station patrols per week that were not getting done prior.

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African-American Day in Pictures

Hundreds of Union Brothers and Sisters joined for a festive day marching from 112th Street on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. uptown past the reviewing stand on 125th Street in Harlem. Before marching in a procession led by Adm. VP Lynwood Whichard and the TWU Local 100 Honor Guard, followed by a float and a City Bus, members enjoyed good food and good times.

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September Brings Thousands to Family Day, West Indian American Carnival in Brooklyn

Thousands of transit workers and their families enjoyed much-anticipated outdoor events, now that COVID is in the rear view mirror. Here are photos from Family Day on September 10th and the West Indian American Carnival parade on September 5th. Just click and scroll to see all the photos.


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NYS Paid Family Leave: Your Questions Answered

Paid Family Leave is a New York State program that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of Paid Family Leave at 67% of their pay, up to a cap. It’s an insurance plan funded by employees through payroll deductions. The amount of that deduction changes every year.

In 2022, the employee contribution for Paid Family Leave is .511% of gross wages, with a maximum annual contribution of $423.71, deducted from after-tax wages. If an employee makes less than the NYS average weekly wage of $1,594.57, the deduction will be less.

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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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