Samuelsen, Schumer Discuss Transit Funding on Zoom Teleconference

AUGUST 6 -- TWU International President John Samuelsen joined Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other political and labor leaders to discuss this critical moment in mass transit. In order for us to allow our mass transit systems to recover from the brutal economic impact of low ridership due to COVID-19, we have to ensure that Congress passes the latest relief bill. That bill provides $32 billion for mass transit funding across the nation, as well as funding for hazard pay. The take-away is for transit workers to call their Senators to urge them to pass the bill. For those of us with family or friends in Red States, this is especiallly crucial, as those Senators may be voting against. This is an all-hands-on-deck effort to save our mass transit systems.