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Union Urges Support For Puerto Rican Earthquake Relief

TWU Administrative VP Nelson Rivera, who has led the union's relief missions to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria and the recent earthquakes, is urging all members to contribute to the island's relief via the Maria Fund at www.mariafund.org/earthquakeresponse. Your involvement will make a huge difference. For more information and to donate, go to this link.

 

Union Members Honored with MTA Medals of Excellence

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JANUARY 17 -- Over a dozen TWU Local 100 members were honored today by the MTA/NYCT in their Medals of Excellence awards program. Members received awards for Distinguished Service, Commendations for job-related acts involving personal risk or requiring exceptional judgement, and for heroism in performing specific acts of bravery on duty. Local 100 President Tony Utano and NYCT President Andy Byford presented the awards. In the category of heroism, three Local 100 members were singled out: Conductor Denaul Jenkins, who survived a stabbing on the platform at 149th street in the Bronx, Signal Maintainer Anthony Mannino, who jumped onto the road bed to save a woman from being struck by a train, and Construction Flagger Ewan McKay.

Membership Approves Four Year Contact with the MTA by a 2 - 1 Margin

JANUARY 9, 2020 -- Transit Workers approved the contract negotiated by TWU Local 100 with the MTA by a 2-to-1 margin, with 10,112 votes to 5,176, according to the American Arbitration Association, which tabulated the vote. The results were announced tonight at the conclusion of the count at the AAA office at 120 Broadway. "The MTA was determined to win huge concessions like doubling our paycheck deductions for healthcare, turning full-time jobs into part-time positions, and paying overtime after 40 hours instead of eight," said Local 100 President Tony Utano. "We did more than just hold our own. We moved forward."

 

Upper West Side Chaos Quickly Tamed by Transit Crews

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JANUARY 13-- Chaos ensued on Manhattan's Upper West Side when a large water main broke around 5AM on Monday, January 13th near the Lincoln Cente IRT stop at 66th Street. Service on IRT lines 1, 2, and 3 was halted between 96th Street and 42nd Street as Firefighters and DEP Workers responded. Below ground, our Structure Maintainers pumped hundreds of thousands of gallons out of the system, Signal Maintainers checked and repaired 12 switches and 72 signals, and Conductors and Train Operators got riders to safety. Service was restored in time for the evening rush. Photos by Union Member and MTA Photographer Marc Hermann.

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