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Happy Lunar New Year!

TWU Local 100 is grateful for the dedication of our Chinese American union brothers and sisters who keep our city moving.

Check out our photos from this year's Chinese New Year Celebration:

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Celebrating Black History Month

TWU Local 100 celebrates Black History Month with pride and admiration! We honor the extraordinary contributions, resilience, and rich history of our Black brothers and sisters. Together, we stand united in the pursuit of justice, equality, and solidarity. 

GVS Mobile Eyecare Center Coming to a Location Near You

The GVS Mobile Eyecare Center is set to arrive in your work vicinity soon.

Pass through and get an eye exam and/or pick out your next pair of frames.

Click here for more information about the GVS Mobile Eyecare Center and to see the schedule for upcoming days and locations.


Registration for Child Care Vouchers to Open on Feb 12

The TWU Local 100 - NYCT Childcare  Fund will begin offering vouchers for the summer and fall seasons on February 12th. The application period continues until March 15th. All union members in good standing employed by OA/TA/MTA Bus are eligible. For the summer program, children can be from four to 12 years old. The fall program accepts newborns to 12 years old. For more information and to apply, visit the Childcare Fund's website at this link. Applications are accepted first come, first served -- so save the date and get your application in as soon as you can.

Questions About Heathplex Dental Coverage?

Healthplex/Dentcare has integrated onto a new operating system effective January 1, 2024.

If you have questions about your dental coverage, click here to get answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

You should have received a new dental coverage card in the mail. If you have not received your new ID, please call Healthplex at (877) 363-4627

Remain Vigilant as Cold Temperatures Roll In

Exercise Extreme Caution While Working in the Cold

Colder temperatures present extra dangers and hardship for transit workers, especially those working on elevated structures, where wind is also a factor. Please refer to our "Working in the Cold" advisory for further tips and warnings on the dangers posed by cold weather.

Celebrating Dr. King's Legacy

JANUARY 15 -- On this day, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., with an excerpt from his address at the TWU’s 11th Constitutional Convention — 1961

"TWU Local 100 Local 100 Local 100– A Union of Minorities No doubt the special depth that typifies your Union springs from the fact that you are virtually a Union of minorities, because I understand your membership is largely made up of Irish, Italians, Negroes and Jews. Each of these minorities had to pursue a struggle for equality as a people. This heritage you are able to understand more clearly, than others—the goals and methods of the Negro’s present-day fight for freedom. Negroes who are now beginning their march from the dark and desolate midnight of discrimination can find from you inspiration and lessons for the hard-road still ahead. But though we have a multitude of problems, we cannot be unmindful of new problems confronting labor. Toward these problems we are not neutral, and certainly not indifferent, because they are our problems as well."

Click here to read the complete address by Dr. King.

EXCLUSIVE: Train Operator Talks About Train Collision That Led To Derailment

Train Collision Sparks Derailment — Workers, Passengers Injured

Jan 4, 2024 — Today at approximately 3 pm, a train collision near 96th Street led to a derailment, causing injuries and significant disruptions to service. Emergency services are actively attending to those injured, while the Union has initiated an investigation to determine the factors contributing to the collision and subsequent derailment.

President Richard Davis said: “It's truly unfortunate that both passengers and our TWU members were injured in the derailment. Our hearts go out to them, and we're earnestly hoping for their swift recovery. In the interim, our members are working tirelessly to restore service while ensuring everyone's safety and well-being.”

Important Update: Healthplex System Issue and Coverage Continuity

JANUARY 3 -- TWU Local 100 Members, I am reaching out to provide you all with an update pertaining to the current technical issue affecting the Healthplex/Dentcare system, which has led to a misleading indication of terminated coverage. The notice from Healthplex affirms operations will return to normal in the morning. If you continue to encounter issues or have questions, please reach out to a Local 100 representative for assistance.

At this time United Healthcare is assisting in managing back-end system aspects for Healthplex. For verification, your dentist can contact Provider Services at 877-363-4627 to confirm coverage and address any potential denials.

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