“The New York Transit Contract Struggle”- STEVE DOWNS predicting the failure of the Samuelsen administration
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 […]
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 […]
Our Union hand delivered the demands to the MTA. What was the purpose of writing them on sticky notes and attaching them on a wall at 2 Broadway? Is the expectation the MTA negotiations committee will come downstairs and read them on the wall? As stated on the Local’s website. It was for dramatic effect. Drama will not win us […]
Local 100 Contract, Bylaws, Constitution, Discipline Procedure Manual, PLUS MUCH MORE. All available here!
TWU members lost a significant raise due to John Samuelsen stalling the 2012 contract negotiations and getting us a 5 year contract – Letter inside
In 2012 the MTA was offering us an 8% raise… When Samuelsen ran to Gov. Cuomo in 2014 to get us a contract, we got that same 8% that always been on the table… Which means local 100 members lost a significant amount of money and ultimately received 2 ZEROS because of Samuelsen being self serving.
TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen exposed! ATU President Larry Hanley writes a fiery letter to TWU International President Lomabardo. [Letter Inside]
ATU International President Lawrence “Larry” Hanley wrote a scathing letter to TWU International President Harry Lombardo in response to Lombardo’s letter about ATU rep Ed Watt appearing on the Progressive Action show, where Lombardo seemed to be defending John Samuelsen.
Local 100 President John Samuelsen went running to TWU International President Harry Lombardo about the Progressive Action Radio Show.
Wow ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 We are really making a big impact out here ladies and gentlemen in such lil time… People inside the local like what we’re doing but they just afraid to speak out!!! I’m cool with that as long as they keep giving me info like this to show Progressive Action that none of this stuff we say is made up!
President Hakim, Why would just following the same rules “better” save lives, rather than risk more lives?
FOLLOWING C/R LOUIS GRAY FATALITY – RIGHT BACK TO “BUSINESS AS USUAL” and INTO HARM’S WAY Following the one-day ‘Stand Down’, construction flaggers, track and other MOW personnel have been ordered to resume all work but, to be more mindful of the rules and exercise more caution!
The number of Long Island Rail Road employees making more than $200,000 rose to 136 in 2015, according to payroll data on the Empire Center for Public Policy’s transparency website, SeeThroughNY.net.
John Samuelsen offers to pay the MTA $35 million a year in employee contributions to avoid layoffs. What?!
Back in 2010 TWU Local 100 President offered to pay the MTA $35 million dollars to avoid layoffs. Samuelsen figured it was best for employees to pay the MTA, which is a multi – billion dollar company to stop layoffs. Read Below.
The shit bus operators go thru on a daily basis because of these two clowns couldn’t defend our jobs. When I came on the job. U had the old timers tell u stories of their good old days. As a old timer myself there were things we had as bus operators that we don’t enjoy anymore because of clowns like […]
Join our rally on November 10th at the union hall. Its time to hold our elected TWU Local 100 Union representatives responsible!
November 10th isn’t going to be bash the union day… It’s going to be the day where we officially let our big brothers/sisters (the union) know that we’re tired of them getting beat up by the bullies (MTA)…
TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen frivolously spending members dues money. Phone bill jumps 40k+ in one month. Local 100 July-Aug financial report. PT 1
One alarming number that seems to raise eyebrows is the July phone bill report which reported a $27,250.09 and the August telephone bill which recorded a bill of $67.793.99
TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen attacks mayor for not being “trade unionist”, but doesn’t hold Gov. Cuomo to same standard.
Why can’t the same or worse be said of Gov Cuomo? He imposed triple zeros on over 300,000 state and city workers beginning with the 230,000 strong CSEA under the threat of layoffs, a tactic he learnt from seeing how shamefully John Samuelsen caved to similar threats from the MTA in 2010.