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Breast Cancer Walks Raise $38K; Bring Members Together

2023 Breast Cancer Walk in the Bronx

Over 100 members from various departments joined forces on October 15th in Central Park and on October 22nd in the Bronx to make strides against breast cancer. The event, organized by the American Cancer Society and heavily supported by the Union, exemplified the strength of community in the fight against this disease, with over $38,000 raised for the ACS.

Notably, Tonya Thompson, a member, breast cancer survivor and Making Strides Organizer, honored West Farms and Kingsbridge Bus Depots with special banners in recognition of their significant turnout. This heartfelt gesture highlighted the power of collective support in battling breast cancer. The day was not only about raising awareness; it was a celebration of joy and unity.

Attendees were also treated to thrilling performances by the Universoul Circus Act, featuring dancers on stilts, rollerblade trick-stars, and acrobat contortionists. The energetic acts added an exciting dimension to the event. The walk itself served as a symbol of hope and determination, with each step reinforcing TWU Local 100's commitment to supporting breast cancer research and finding a cure. The collective energy was palpable, propelling the cause forward.

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CBS Report: Assaults on Transit Workers Rising


  Stations Vice President Robert Kelley was interviewed in a CBS 2 investigative report focusing on assaults on transit workers which aired on October   30th. The report by reporter Tim McNicholas documents a four-year upward trend in these assaults, putting a spotlight on never-before-seen videos of bus assaults which the station obtained through public records requests.

   In response to subway assaults against his members, Kelley commits to name and shame prosecutors who don't recommend tough penalties for perps and judges who give them slaps on the wrist instead of jail time. Local 100's advocacy has resulted in a surge of policing, mainly on subways, but more needs to be done.

  In addition to more police in the system, the Union supports maximum penalties for those who assault transit workers as well as permanent banning from the system. 


Lindbergh Ray of MTA Bus Appointed to Executive Board

OCTOBER 23 -- Lindbergh Ray, who serves as College Point Transportation Vice Chair, was appointed to the TWU Local 100 Executive Board in September. He was sworn in today by President Richard Davis at the regular meeting of the Executive Board. In the photo with Davis are Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp and MTA Bus/School Bus/Private Lines Vice President Danny D'Amato. Brother D'Amato said: "I have have known him throughout the years as a strong advocate for Unionism and he’s the right choice for the Executive Board." Congratulations!

Davis, Samuelsen Address SAG-AFTRA Rally at NBC Studios

OCTOBER 3 – More than 300 TWU members from across the country brought strong solidarity to the SAG-AFTRA picket line outside of NBC studios today as the union began bargaining again with TV and motion picture management. A huge crowd of striking SAG-AFTRA members were joined by TWU Brothers and Sisters as we jammed 49th Street at Rockefeller Center.

SAG-AFTRA New York Local Executive Director Rebecca Damon introduced us with the following words: “While some people were busy watching Netflix on their couches [during the recent floods], these were the people who came to work so that the doctors and nurses could get people taken care of. That is no small thing. For me, when I hear the TWU, I think of heroes, because that is what they are, and that is one of the reasons why their support means so much to me today."

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Plea for Help as Union Sister Loses Home in Bed Stuy Fire

SEPTEMBER 25 -- Women's Committee and Family Assistance Coordinator Giselle Martinez is asking for help for CTA N. Powell, a six-year transit employee with Car Equipment. She was burned out of her home in Brooklyn early Sunday Morning. The blaze was covered extensively by local media. The fire displaced 50 families from their home on MacDonough Street, among them our Union Sister. Three people were injured.

Fortunately, Sister Powell and her daughter Jazell, 5, escaped unhurt. They were put up in a hotel room by the Red Cross but unfortunately lost all of their possessions. Ms. Powell is asking for donations of clothing -- stretch pants, medium sized tops, and shoes, size 8. Her daughter needs kids size 6 clothes and kids size 12 shoes. They also need food, toiletries, and whatever else members can donate.

Those wishing to help the family can reach out to Giselle at 917-704-6727, or email her at


A Soulful African American Parade Celebration (2023)

African American Day Parade 2023

SEPTEMBER 17 -- In the heart of Harlem, as we eagerly awaited the start of the African American Day Parade, the tempting aroma of Charles Pan Fried Chicken beckoned us. Crispy fried chicken, buttery cornbread, and flavorful collard greens filled the air. Families, friends, and communities had come together, adorning floats with colorful decorations, banners, and messages of hope and resilience. The energy was palpable, as laughter and joyful chatter filled the air. As the parade kicked off, the music started to play, and the crowd erupted into cheers. Drum lines and marching bands captivated Harlem, while dancers and performers graced the streets with their incredible talents.

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Eastern European Day Brings Festivities to Brighton Beach

Eastern European Day 2023SEPTEMBER 17 -- 800 Transit Brothers and Sisters celebrated their Eastern European heritage at Tatiana's in Brighton Beach, with great food, entertainment, and the presence of Union leadership including President Richard Davis, former President Tony Utano, CED Vice President Shirley Martin, and -- always glad to be back in South Brooklyn from his busy schedule -- TWU International President John Samuelsen. Grigoryi Dunichev from CED was the MC, and the floor show was even bigger and better this year! Enjoy the photos of the event.

Union Press Conference Highlights Assault on Station Agent at Nereid Avenue

SEPTEMBER 21 -- TWU Local 100 President Richard Davis and Stations Vice President Robert Kelley on Thursday called on judges and prosecutors to throw the book at criminals who attack transit workers.

Standing with one of the latest transit-worker victims at a Local 100 press conference in the Bronx, Davis and Kelley said prosecutors and judges need to send a clear message that attacks on transit workers are not going to be tolerated.

“I’m angry. I’m outraged. I’m pissed off,” Davis said. “Our members are being attacked on a daily basis. This is obviously horrific, disgusting, and should not happen. We’re going to continue to fight and fight until the law is applied.”

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Retiree Association members toured Central Park in horse-drawn carriages
Retiree Association members toured Central Park in horse-drawn carriages

Local 100 Retirees Enjoy Horse-Carriage Rides in Central Park

After decades of moving New Yorkers by subway and bus, dozens of retired transit workers were treated Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2023, to leisurely rides through Central Park in horse-drawn carriages. 

The Local 100 Retirees Association arranged for the 50-minute tours, which included views of Bethesda Fountain, the Sheep Meadow, the Lake, the Central Park Carousel, and Strawberry Fields. As they guided their horses through the rolling landscape, which was designed and built in the 1850s, the carriage drivers shared historical and pop-culture tidbits about the park and the sights.

“It was beautiful,” Ramona Johnson, a former Bus Operator and former Vice Chair of the Jackie Gleason Bus Depot, in Brooklyn said. “The ride was nice and smooth. The weather was perfect. The driver was excellent.”

Retired CTA Eric Jewell called the tour “wonderful.”

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Transport Workers Union Local 100 $150,000 in Student Scholarships

The TWU Local 100 Scholarships, offered for the first time ever in 2010, and established by your leadership, will be awarded by your union each year. Fill out this application to apply for the 2024 Scholarship.

The deadline for this application is May 31, 2024 to be eligible.

These are one year scholarships. TWU Local 100 members/retirees in good standing may submit one application each year for each student. Households with two TWU Local 100 members/ retirees, may submit two applications per student each year.

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