It smells to high heavens at TWU Local 100 under John Samuelsen. The local is being overrun by vultures, vendors and parasites who have returned to the good ole days, days that made unions become known as thriving centers of corruption and rip-offs. Continue reading
Ready to get your Medical Card updated? Feeling healthy, and you cruised through your last exam? What’s to worry about? Plenty.
While TWU local 100 members were waiting for their 2012 contract to be settled, President John Samuelsen devised a plan to stall out contract negotiations which affected over 38,000 members until he found a way to get elected as International Vice President. Continue reading
Prior to Roger Toussaints administration there were no swing rooms in the field in Brooklyn (TA Surface Dept) for bus operators to relieve themselves. There were only a couple in the OA. Continue reading
Hundreds of New Yorkers poured into lower Manhattan Sunday afternoon in a show of solidarity with immigrants and refugees seeking entry into the United States – and many of the city’s union workers were among them.
He did it in this current 2017 contract with the “expression of breasts milk facilities” and he has also done it in 2014… Continue reading
A LONGTIME MEMBER of the New Directions (ND) caucus in Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, and currently a supporter of the Rank and File Advocate newspaper produced by concerned members of ND, New York subway train operator Steve Downs was interviewed for Against the Current by Samuel Farber. This interview was completed shortly after the ratification of the new bus and subway union contract.
Thomas Trap, a track inspector for Metro – the problem-ridden D.C. subway and flagship of the nation’s second-busiest transit system – was fired on Jan. 4. The fact that he was a whistleblower and spoke at a press conference yesterday about Metro’s lack of a “safety culture” may not be a coincidence. Trap’s firing highlights the continuing struggle over who is ultimately responsible for safety on the subway and in the buses of the nation’s capital, despite federal reports and independent studies that reveal Metro managers have a longtime history of putting safety last. Continue reading