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Davis Kicks Off Contract Negotiations


MONDAY, APRIL 17 — Stressing the service and sacrifices made by transit workers throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, TWU Local 100 President Richard Davis kicked off contract negotiations with the MTA today with a presentation of general demands culled from membership surveys and meetings.

"We deserve a fair contract. We mean business. Our time is now,” Davis said in a statement after the presentation. 

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Local 100 President on the Attack

APRIL 12 -- Local 100 President Richard Davis blasted recommendations by a conservative “watchdog” organization that transit workers pay more for healthcare and the MTA should eliminate Conductor jobs to save money. “We’re not going to let anyone balance the M.T.A. budget on the backs of transit workers, especially after all we did and endured during the Covid-19 pandemic,” Davis is quoted as saying  in today's New York Times.

The Times’ Ana Ley wrote: "The pandemic’s toll on transit workers — at least 131 were killed by the virus — has made any austerity push especially charged.

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TWU Local 100 Annual Family Day: Now at American Dream Mall!

The secret is out! Mark your calendars for SaturdayJune 3rd and get ready for an unforgettable day of family fun!

We're thrilled to announce that TWU Local 100's Annual Family Day will be held in the breathtaking American Dream Mall! While this is only a save the date, we can't wait to share all the exciting details with you! Flyers will be coming your way soon; so clear your calendars, check out the mall attractions and be the first to receive updates about this incredible event by subscribing to our LinkTree. See you there!

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Union Mourns Jane LaTour, 76, Fighter for Women's Rights in Labor Movement

Jane LaTour, 76, died last Monday in hospice care after battling cancer. She was an outspoken champion for women in non-traditional occupations who invigorated the New York City labor movement on the issue and was a source of inspiration to many in the movement. Her death was reported by her husband, former TWU Local 100 organizer and staff rep Russell Smith, who worked in the tour bus industry.

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Thousands Throng Albany on Lobby Day

MARCH 28 — As MTA budget talks went down to the wire, over two thousand transit workers descended on Albany with our priorities in hand. We want to see the Assembly and Senate pass Governor Hochul’s MTA budget ask, but there’s a lot more legislators have to do to win our continued support.

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RTO Mourns Train Operator Alan Ricks, 48

Members in Rapid Transit Operations are mourning the untimely passing of Train Operator Alan Ricks, 48, husband of Train Operator Cherese Winley-Ricks of Subdivision B.

Brother Ricks died at about 9 PM on March 15th in North Merrick, when his car crashed on the Meadowbrook Parkway south of Exit 6, according to Newsday. Both Ricks and his wife were residents of North Babylon. According to police, the cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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Maintenance of Way Mourns the loss of Lighting Maintainer Thomas Gyampoh

Co-Workers in Line Equipment/Signals Division are mourning the death of Lighting Maintainer Thomas Gyampoh, who recently passed away of natural causes.

He had retired in 2019 with 19 years of service with NYC Transit.

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Media Reports Highlight Union's Push to Amend Taylor Law

Both the Daily News and the Chief  covered Local 100's drive to amend the Taylor Law to give transit workers the right to strike once our contract ends.

On March 17, the News noted that the bill — sponsored in the State Senate by Sen. Jessica Ramos and in the Assembly by Assemblywoman Stacey Pfeffer Amato — "would put subway and bus workers on largely the same footing as those at the commuter railroads."

The paper quoted President Richard Davis: " This is a democracy. Working men and women should have the right to withhold their labor so they can secure good wages and provide for their families as best they can."

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Union Mourns our Departed Brothers

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our dear union brothers, Craig Fudge and Jermaine Thomas. These two individuals were not only esteemed members of the Local 100 family, but also kind-hearted and humble people who made an impact on everyone they met.
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Local 100 Celebrates Annual Quill-Connolly Day

Quill Connolly Day at TWU Local 100 was a resounding success! Photos from the event are now available on our Flickr page for your enjoyment. Through our shared celebration, we strengthened the bonds of community and solidarity that are essential to creating a better and more just world for all workers and their families. Hundreds of members attended the event, which commemorated the reknowned labor leaders, Michael J. Quill and James Connolly. The event was held in honor of St. Patrick's Day and reflected the deep Irish roots of the labor movement. It was a joyous occasion, with traditional Irish folk music played by Mary Courtney, filling the room with its lively and upbeat sounds.
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