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Training and Upgrading Fund Announces Summer Courses, Transit Certificate Program

The Local 100/NYCT Training and Upgrading Fund announces our Summer Courses beginning this month. Click on the flyer image to download the schedule. We offer courses in defensive driving, writing, sign language, electrical, plumbing, financial literacy, and more.



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Exec. Board Elevates Richard Davis to Secretary Treasurer and Donald Yates to MaBSTOA VP

MAY 31 -- The Local 100 Executive Board took decisive action today to fill the leadership vacancy left by the retirement late last week of Secretary-Treasurer Earl Phillips.

At its regularly scheduled May meeting, the Board voted 43-2-1 to elevate MaBSTOA Vice President Richard Davis to Secretary-Treasurer.  The Board then voted 43-2 to raise MaBSTOA Division 1 Chair Donald Yates to Division Vice President.
Local 100 President Tony Utano, who praised both men as eminently ready for the step up in leadership positions, submitted both motions to the Board.

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Local 100's Sonya Grey Calls out MTA for Foot Dragging on Contract

TWU Local 100’s Career and Salary unit publicly called out the Authority Wednesday for failing to negotiate a contract with any urgency.

Sonya Grey, “a proud member of TWU Local 100” and the Career & Salary unit, chastised MTA CEO Janno Lieber and upper management at the MTA board meeting for dragging their feet in negotiations that date back to 2019. The pandemic understandably put negotiations temporarily on hold, but the MTA has been offering up nothing but a series of weightless excuses as New York and the country have returned to work, school, and normal activities, she said.

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Union Negotiates Promotional Path for Car Cleaners

The Days of No Advancement are Over

Local 100 President Tony Utano, CED Vice President Shirley Martin and CED Division Chair Matt Ahern have negotiated an important stipulation with the MTA creating a promotional pathway for Car Cleaners.

President Tony Utano said: “This big victory was a true team effort by top leadership and our Division Officers in Car Equipment. Both Vice President Shirley Martin and Chair Matt Ahern did an outstanding job pushing this across the finish line.”

Vice President Shirley Martin said: “The days of no advancement for our Car Cleaners are over. Car Cleaner was the only hourly title in Transit with no chance for promotion in the title. This was unfair to the Car Cleaners, and we’re happy to right this wrong.” Division Chair Matt Ahern added: “Car Cleaners are second class no more,”


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Local 100 Secretary-Treasurer Earl Phillips Retiring at 60

MAY 25 – Earl Phillips, after 11 years as TWU Local 100 Secretary-Treasurer, the second highest position in the Union, is retiring this month. He was warmly congratulated on his tenure by President Tony Utano and other Union leaders and staff at a small reception in his honor on Tuesday. International President John Samuelsen also attended the event.

Brother Phillips, 60, was born in Barbados and came to America in 1987 to join his mother and sisters in America. He started an auto-repair business in Brooklyn and was hired by NYCT as a Chassis Maintainer in 1993, working out of East New York Bus Depot in Brooklyn as well as Gun Hill and Kingsbridge Depots in the Bronx. Witnessing work situations that compromised worker safety, he became active with the Union and became a Field Safety Representative in 2002.

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On Good Day NY, MABSTOA VP Richie Davis Addresses Bus Operator Assaults

May 24, 2022 -- TWU LOCAL 100 Vice President for MABSTOA and Chief of Staff Richie Davis went on Good Day New York today to discuss the rising tide of assaults on Bus Operators which have increased by 42% from 2018. The minute a rider bypasses the Metrocard reader and walks onto the bus, he or she has committed a crime. At that point, confronting the passenger with this fact risks an Operator’s Safety.

Brother Davis told Good Day NY Anchor Roseanna Scotto and Bianca Peters: “Our members are in fear of being harmed and being assaulted, spit on. Everything you can think of happens to us on a daily basis.


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LCLAA, Westchester County Honor Catherine Rivera

The Westchester County Board of Legislators, along with State Sen. Shelley B. Mayer and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), honored Local 100 member Catherine Rivera and her late husband, Nelson Rivera, a long time TWU officer, for their activism and community involvement.  The awards were presented at the annual meeting of the Westchester Chapter of LCLAA earlier this month.

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Misleading Story on Public Pensions is Not Accurate

A misleading story in the New York Daily News about public pensions being defrauded by Allianz, Inc. has caused unwarranted concern among some transit workers and other public sector workers here and across the country.
Local 100 wants you to know that your pension benefits HAVE NOT BEEN NEGATIVELY AFFECTED IN ANY WAY. 

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Union Bus Operators Call for Action on Assaults

There was a huge media presence outside the Kingsbridge Bus Depot Wednesday, May 18, 2022, as TWU Local 100 held a press conference calling attention to assaults against Bus Operators all across the city.

Bus Operators described their ordeals to the assembled media: at least eight television stations, plus print and broadcast outlets, were on hand.  MaBSTOA 1 Division

Chair Donald Yates and Vice Chair Sean Battaglia, meanwhile, called on riders, transit officials, and government leaders to take specific actions to increase safety.

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On Sunday, May 15, 2022 at approximately 1:45 a.m., inside the Exchange Place and Broad Street Subway Station in the confines of the 1 Precinct in Manhattan, the perpetrator pictured above smashed a glass bottle on a Conductor's head causing him multiple lacerations.
Call: 1800-577-8477 (TIPS)

Reward up to $3,500 payable by Crime Stoppers upon arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible for the above listed crime. Open Wanted Poster

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