Hi, I’m Ben Valdes and I am running for train operator chair on the Progressive Action slate with Tramell Thompson who is running for president of TWU Local 100. In Andy Byford’s plan to rescue the subway he stated that something bold must be done; little tweaks here and there aren’t going to cut it. The same goes for my […]
Employees who work long hours have a higher risk of stroke than those working standard hours – Study
Summary Background Long working hours might increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, but prospective evidence is scarce, imprecise, and mostly limited to coronary heart disease. We aimed to assess long working hours as a risk factor for incident coronary heart disease and stroke. Methods We identified published studies through a systematic review of PubMed and Embase from inception to Aug […]
The MTA recently had two female employees pass away while giving birth. One a Bus Operator and the other one of the first female elevator mechanics. Extremely rare and odd that this would happen two times 1 month apart and who knows if there are anymore that we aren’t aware of. Could the nature of these jobs be a contributing […]
This was supposed to be the contract of NYCT Local 100 workers lives, but what happen? Samuelsen helped the MTA set up the play for the next contract in 2019 by making workers settle for this current contract which was ratified this past February by the membership through lies and deceit.
Governor Andrew Cuomo sprang his announcement of a five-year contract agreement with the state’s largest union on Tuesday afternoon—the last possible moment to win legislative approval of the deal so checks can start going out to union members. But he publicly released no details of what he was about to ask lawmakers to approve before they end their session today.
A decade later, there is still no clear answer, and plans for further research in the world’s second-largest subway system (only London’s Tube has more miles of track) have been blocked by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. While the Columbia study found that subway workers were not being exposed to toxic steel dust and other pollutants above federal workplace safety limits, […]
Train Operators & Conductors Are Supposed To Get Paid Up Until The Time They Sign Out [Arbitration Award Inside].
With the TA implementing a rule where in order to get paid for overtime, T/O & C/R’s are required to sign out. No more just dropping your Claim Exemption Form into the box and going home.
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.
Ready to get your Medical Card updated? Feeling healthy, and you cruised through your last exam? What’s to worry about? Plenty.
John Samuelsen Gave Himself A 10% $24,970 Raise From 2014-2016 As TWU International VP Topping His Salary To Whopping $267,696
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.
Local 100 President John Samuelsen DOES NOTHING About The Closing Of Swing Rooms For Bus Operators. [Documents Inside]
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.
NYC union workers stand with refugees, EXCEPT Local 100 President John Samuelsen at Battery Park protest. Does he secretly support Trump?
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.
John Samuelsen Uses Women Issues To sell Contracts. What Has He Done To Really Help Women On This Job?
He did it in this current 2017 contract with the “expression of breasts milk facilities” and he has also done it in 2014…
“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 […]