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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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pictured: (l-r): Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp, newly appointed Division Chair Mike Capocci, newly appointed Vice President Danny D'Amato, President Richard Davis, Secretary-Treasurer John V. Chiarello, and Admin. VP Lynwood Whichard. Not pictured: New Exec Board Member Lindbergh Ray.
pictured: (l-r): Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp, newly appointed Division Chair Mike Capocci, newly appointed Vice President Danny D'Amato, President Richard Davis, Secretary-Treasurer John V. Chiarello, and Admin. VP Lynwood Whichard. Not pictured: New Exec Board Member Lindbergh Ray.

Rosconi Retires as Torch Passes to D'Amato at Private Lines/MTA Bus/School Bus

SEPTEMBER 18 -- The TWU Local 100 Executive Board elevated MTA Bus Division Chair Danny D'Amato to Vice President of MTA Bus/Private Bus Lines/School Bus & Paratransit. He replaces three-term VP Pete Rosconi, who has retired from active service.

“I’d like to thank President Richard Davis for recommending me for this important position, and also the E-board for granting its approval,” D’Amato said. “I look forward to continuing to work with the Davis administration at this higher level. I have big shoes to fill, but I’m up to the task of serving our department’s members as their new Vice President.”

In other moves, the Executive Board elevated Mike Capocci from MTA Bus Division Vice Chair to Division Chair. The board also placed College Point Vice Chair Lindbergh Ray onto the Executive Board.

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Goble Assailant Declared Unfit for Trial; Union Demands Justice

SEPTEMBER 18 -- Garrett Goble's assailant, Nathaniel Avinger, was declared mentally unfit to stand trial – for now, authorities said in court Monday.

Nathaniel Avinger will remain in custody in a psychiatric facility. The case against him remains open, and the prosecution will proceed when his mental state improves, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said.

“This criminal needs to be held accountable for this heinous crime,” Local 100 President Richard Davis said. “We will keep an eye on the case, and when it returns to court, we will continue to demand justice for Garrett. A day doesn’t go by that Local 100 doesn’t mourn the loss of our union brother.”

Avinger set fire to a shopping cart on Goble’s train as it traveled in Harlem in March 2020. After the train car burst into flames, Goble, the father of two children, helped evacuate riders. He became overwhelmed by the thick smoke and died.

Local 100 has established a scholarship in his honor.

Grievance Win on Station Agent Pay

Local 100 caught the MTA shortchanging hundreds of Station Agents on their pay – and now the Authority must cut retro checks to the affected members.

The MTA was not fully applying a $1 pay-rate increase to Station Agents who have less than five full years on the job. The rate increase was part of a union-management agreement allowing Station Agents to work outside their booths that went into effect March 30, 2023. It is supposed to be applied to all Station Agents, not just more veteran workers.

Stations Vice President Robert Kelley filed a grievance. The MTA saw the writing on the wall and agreed to settle the case by agreeing in writing to provide retro pay going back to March 30, 2023, union counsel Arthur Schwartz said. The size of each retro check will depend on a worker’s date of hire, but the affected agents are expected to receive payments worth several hundred dollars.

“This is another example of our union staying on top of things,” Local 100 President Richard Davis said. “We will keep calling out the Authority when it doesn’t live up to the contract. That’s our job, and we will continue to be vigilant.”

Join Us for our Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration

¡Hola, TWU Local 100 Members! We are excited to invite you to our vibrant and lively Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration, which will take place on October 4th, 2023. This event promises to be a cultural extravaganza that celebrates the rich traditions, heritage, and contributions of the Hispanic community within our union. 

Date: October 4th, 2023

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: TWU Local 100 Union Hall • 195 Montague St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Caribbean Pride Rings Throughout Brooklyn

West Indian Day Parade 2023

SEPTEMBER 4 -- Dedicated organizing brought a record turnout of transit workers to the massive West Indian American Day Carnival on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Kicking things off, Grand Marshal and TWU Local 100 President Richard Davis was honored by parade organizers at a dignitaries' breakfast before the event got underway. Then, Davis cut the ceremonial ribbon with NYS Governor Kathy Hochul and other Marshals to begin the festivities. Food in abundance was provided by two West Indian caterers at Local 100's mass camp at Bedford Avenue and Eastern Parkway.

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Attention TWU Local 100 Members:

SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 --

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

The Transit Authority has outrageously unilaterally implemented a new policy which denies the four hour bonus when you work an RDO— if you haven’t worked at least three days in the same week that you work the RDO. (This does not affect overtime during your regular work days.)

Let me be perfectly clear, the Union did not agree to this change!

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Making it Official, 9/11 Museum to Honor Transit Workers

22 years ago when the Towers fell, 3500 transit workers rushed to Ground Zero to engage in the rescue and recovery effort, believing as most observers did, that hundreds of survivors may be alive under the rubble. Most were assigned by New York City Transit to the scene -- not only because transit property was at stake, but also because only NYCT had the heavy equipment needed to remove debris, smashed cars, and iron beams so that first responders to get to the pile. We set up telecommunications equipment at the scene for first responders, conducted a massive clean-up after removing debris, and set up lighting towers to rescuers could work through the night. Our work trains removed thousands of tons of debris via subway tunnels.

Most members of the general public did not know that story -- but that's changing. This August, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, where the world goes to understand that happened on 9/11/01, agreed to feature transit worker artifacts and stories within their exhibit space. On August 21, we held our annual medal ceremony for members injured or made ill at 9/11 at the Museum. Local 100 President Richard Davis was joined by 9/11 Memorial and Museum CEO Beth Hillman and NYC Transit President Richard Davey. You can see photos of the event here.

Recording Secretary Latonya Crisp speaking after being honored at the 2023 Breast Cancer Walk Kickoff in the Bronx
Recording Secretary Latonya Crisp speaking after being honored at the 2023 Breast Cancer Walk Kickoff in the Bronx

Promises Kept: Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp to be Honored at Cancer Walk

Amidst thousands of joyous revelers, colorful floats, and waving flags, Local 100 Recording Secretary LaTonya Crisp marched in the NYC Pride Parade in Greenwich Village last year with a personal secret. She had cancer. Crisp had received the shocking cancer diagnosis just two days earlier. She was in great pain. Still, she was determined to keep her word.

“I made a promise to the Local 100 members of the LGBT community that I would be there for the parade, and nothing was going to stop me,” she said.

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