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Happy Hannukah

Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE. The holiday celebrates the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days, despite only enough oil being available to light the temple's candle for one day. It's a time to honor the resilience of the Jewish people and the triumph of light over darkness. TWU Local 100 President Richard Davis wishes you all a joyous Hanukkah filled with hope and togetherness!

800 Celebrate the Indian Heritage of Transit Workers

Indian Day 2023

NOVEMBER 25, 2023 --Over 800 transit workers of Indian heritage gathered in Queens for a night of celebration. President Richard Davis spoke to the crowd, and all of the top union officers in attendance lit the ceremonial Diwali candle to begin the event.Indian cuisine was a highlight, as well as entertainment featuring Bollywood-style singing and dancing.

Veterans Appreciation Dinner -- Honoring Those Who Serve

Veterans Appreciation Night 2023

NOVEMBER 15, 2023 -- The union hall was filled with TWU Local 100 veterans and their families as we paid tribute to the thousands within our ranks who have served or are currently serving in the US military. Dartagnan Magana, named to head up our Department of Veterans Services by President Richard Davis, MC'd the event, which also featured the retirement of longtime Honor Guard Commandant Eddie Agard, who handed the baton over to Jose Domenech. Proclamations were given to both men by NY State Senator Joe Addabo, a longtime supporter of veterans who pledged to work to extend military time pension buybacks for our members.

Holiday Greetings from TWU Local 100

President Davis's holiday message -- now playing on local radio, as we wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all New Yorkers on behalf of our 44,000 members who Move New York 24/7.

Media Covers Tragic Death of Brother Hilarion Joseph

CBS Reports on the death of Track Worker Hilarion Joseph on Nov. 29th. The story was also covered by most local TV stations and news radio stations, as well as the New York Daily News, the NY Post, and Gothamist.

Statement from Richard Davis on Line of Duty Death this Morning


Brothers and Sisters.

This morning, I reported to the scene of the incident that resulted in the loss of one of our members from the Track Division. It is with heavy hearts that we share the unfortunate news that our fellow member was involved in a tragic incident with a train. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers during this difficult time. An ongoing investigation is underway.

In light of this, please be advised that a 24 hour safety stand down for right of way is being issued effective immediately.

I want to assure my full support to the family and any affected members during this tragic event. Today we grieve the loss of one of our own, and it is crucial that we come together in solidarity. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. Please take care of yourselves and one another.

With deepest sympathy,
Richard Davis, President

Table Tennis Tourney in Car Equipment Building Cameraderie

NOVEMBER 15 – The competitive spirit is alive and well in Car Equipment, where over 50 members are competing in a table tennis tournament starting this month.

Organized by CED member Lyubomyr Kharko, who previously organized a chess tourney, table tennis action has gotten underway across the system at Coney Island Overhaul, 207 Street Overhaul, East New York Maintenance, and Pelham Barn.

November is for preliminary rounds, so members from Car Equipment can still sign up to play. Four winners will be decided at the final stage of competition in December. Members are competing at lunchbreaks and on their own time, which works because of the quick nature of play.

CED Executive Board Member Gregory Dunichev, who secured the support of TWU Local 100, says the fun has a positive side beside the joy of competitive sport – members get into better physical shape, and cheering on friends boosts camaraderie and union spirit.

Chinese Day 2023 -- A Great Evening in Sunset Park

Chinese Day 2023Hundreds of Union members came to our annual Chinese Day celebration in Sunset Park, including longtime political ally State Senator John Liu. Here are photos from the event.

Italian Day 2023 -- Enjoy the Photos

Italian Day 2023 Our Italian Day this year took place on October 25th at a new venue -- The Church of Saints Simon & Jude at 185 Van Sicklen St. in Brooklyn. A great time was had by all, especially the kids!

Greetings on Diwali

NOVEMBER 11 -- Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains around the world. Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Local 100 greets our many Indian and South Asian members in the spirit of Diwali.

Richard Davis, President

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