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Arbitrator Sides with Union; Stops A Div RTO Pick

FEBRUARY 28 – Arbitrator Howard Edelman handed down a decision today that stops NYCT from carrying out the Spring A Division Pick, taking plans for service cuts off the table for now.

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Richard Davis, Local 100's Third Black President, Sets Course of Empowerment

Black power has found a champion in TWU Local 100 President Richard Davis. He spared no effort in guaranteeing that our annual Black History celebration on February 22nd would be the biggest in our history.

Throughout the evening, videos produced by TWU Local 100 Communications documented the proud history of our Union in fighting for civil rights – and the courage and commitment shown by trail-blazing Black Union officers across the years.

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Union Partners with Riders Alliance to Seek $300M Boost to MTA Budget

FEBRUARY 22 -- Standing outside Grand Central Station with a coalition that included the Riders Alliance, Transportation Alternatives, and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, TWU Local 100 President Richard Davis condemned the MTA's recent move to cut morning service on seven subway lines beginning in June. "We will not stand for service cuts -- and how can we get to a six-minute headway if they're going to cut service?," he said. "How are they going to fix the Second Avenue subway with service cuts? That will never happen."

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Member Driven: Local 100 Team Collecting Contract Demands/Concerns from Members

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A new Local 100 outreach team is surveying members across the transit system in preparation for contract negotiations later this year.

The Rapid Response team, formed at the direction of Local 100 President Richard Davis, so far has visited dozens of bus and subway locations. At each stop, union reps ask members to rank their contract priorities. But the reps also sit down with members for one-on-one discussions about their issues and concerns.

“It’s positive and encouraging,” Train Operator Robert Negron said recently after talking with union Rep. Kristian Magwood. “They get to hear what we want…and what’s going on out here in the field. We get to give our input.” Train Operator Fidel Gomez agreed. “Sometimes you see a lot of union people when there are elections coming up, so it’s good to see them coming around when it’s not election time,” Gomez said. “It’s a good thing.”

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In Case You Missed It: Past President Tony Utano Recaps Departmental Victories in 2022

As part of his presentation to the Mass Membership meeting, past President Tony Utano recapped Departmental victories in 2022.

NBC News Covers Court Appearance of Banker who Assaulted Train Operator

Watch NBC-TV's coverage of Wednesday's court appearance of Jean-Francois Coste, accused of assaulting Train Operator Tanya McCray at Stillwell Terminal.

CTA Nelson's Assailant Remanded to Bellevue; Judged Unfit for Trial

FEBRUARY 9 -- A panel of doctors appointed by a Bronx judge found Alexander Wright, accused in the brutal assault of CTA Anthony Nelson, unfit for trial and remanded him to Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric treatment. The latest turn in the case against Wright was greeted with dismay by Nelson's family and co-workers in the Stations Department who turned out in numbers at the Bronx Hall of Justice.

Nelson had his collarbone and nose broken, and his arm injured in the assault back on August 11th at the Pelham Bay Station on the 6 Line. He came to aid riders who were being harassed by Wright, who then assaulted him. Wright had more than 40 arrests at the time, and MTA CEO Janno Lieber called for him to be banned from the transit system.

At today's court support, Brother Nelson spoke of the importance of unity and all transit workers standing together to make our voices heard on the issue of assaults. MTA Senior VP Frank Annicaro, attending at the request of NYCT President Richard Davey, said of Nelson, "Doing what's right is the right thing to do, and Anthony showed that. We're here to support him. We want to thank [him] for representing the MTA."

"Two court-appointed doctors examined the defendant and found him unfit to proceed to trial," Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said in a statement. "Justice Morales remanded the defendant to a psychiatric facility until he is deemed fit to stand trial."


Big Show of Support for Assaulted Train Operator

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2022 -- Nearly 100 union members packed a Brooklyn courtroom this morning as an investment banker charged with punching Train Operator Tanya McCray in the face multiple times was arraigned. It was standing-room only in the courtroom as defendant Jean-Francois Coste, hiding his face behind a surgical mask, entered a not-guilty plea on felony assault charges.

Transport Workers Union Local 100’s strong show of support brought tears to McCray’s eyes.  “I just want to thank all my union co-workers for being out here and supporting me,” McCray said after the court hearing. “The love has been overwhelming. I’m overwhelmed from the joy of my co-workers supporting me.”

RTO Vice President Canella Gomez called on Brooklyn prosecutors to throw the book at Coste, who was arrested by police shortly after the Dec. 16 attack in the Stillwell Ave. terminal station in Coney Island.

“It’s important to set an example with this guy, to let city know, and the public know, it’s not okay to assault transit workers,” Gomez said.

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Black History Celebration Set for Feb 22 at the Union Hall

Every year, your Union celebrates Black History Month with a dinner and entertainment at the Union Hall. This year, the event is on February 22, and we expect a great evening for all. Click here to register. Members in good standing only, plus your guest.

Click here to download the flyer.

New Contract Survey Out -- Union Members Asked to Complete It Now

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We are preparing for contract negotiations with the MTA and are gathering information from you, the membership. Officers and representatives in our newly formed Rapid Response team are conducting outreach and interviews in the field. They have surveys and are listening to what you have to say about your work issues.

Union officers also are being provided surveys for you to complete. Surveys are also available at union meetings and on the TWU Local 100 website:

We understand that there are third-party surveys circulating - and ask that you complete the official TWU Local 100 survey.

Please fill out the survey by clicking on the image at left, or at this link.

All responses are confidential to TWU Local 100 leadership.

Thank you for your participation.

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