Janus v. AFSCME. What Are The Implications?

Janus v. AFSCME - Friedrichs II - The Revenge of Friedrichs Friedrichs’ Revenge In late September, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court asked to see eleven cases...

Participation. It’s the Loudest Thunder That Gets the Attention

The only thing that stops our Union administration from rolling over us is that there is the presence of an opposition to push back....

Does This Look Like How A Union Is Supposed To Treat...

Brothers and Sisters, On the issue of the reversal of Bus Consolidation in Bus Maintenance, a few items are abundantly clear. Let's take stock: 1)...

Consolidation Massacre in Bus Maintenance Causes Hardship for Hundreds!!

Members could lose up to a Million $$ in commuter and childcare costs!!! In what’s being regarded as TWU Local 100’s biggest blunder since Samuelsen...

Angela Cox-Kasse for TWU Local 555 District 1 Representative

I was thrilled to learn that Angela Cox-Kasse is running for District 1 Representative at TWU Local 555. She is a fantastic and compassionate...

The Road to Defeat Has Been Paved by Those We Entrust

The MTA’s excessive discipline culture works hand in hand with the Taylor Law. Prior to the strike in 2005, discipline was as rampant as...

No Shortage of Issues to Unite Us

 As we await the Janus hailstorm that approaches, there are four very important and immediate issues to consider when we talk about rebuilding unity...

Janus v. AFSCME Attacking the Problem…. Ignoring the Solution

(*First let me begin by stating that I will work diligently to ensure that we maintain our Union’s financial strength to protect labor into...

TWU-Baumann Strike Ends

TWU Local 252 Baumann School Bus operators, matrons, and mechanics have ended their strike and have gone back to work. The 252 President states...

MTA’s Massive Provisional Hiring Puts Those Workers At Risk. Provisional Workers...

New York’s MTA (subways and buses) is ratcheting up on it’s provisional hires. Although there was always a large provisional hiring practice in divisions...

NY Gov. Cuomo puts pressure on NYC Taxpayers and the Mayor....

TWU President Samuelsen continues to do Governor Cuomo's vocal bidding going so far as to threaten the Mayor of New York City with a...

Convention Election Clarification #3

I’m writing these clarifications with the hope that it sets the record straight on conversations I had with certain individuals during the TWU International...

Party Politics Giving Labor the Short End of the Stick

We must adjust from thinking in terms of, Democrat=pro-labor and Republican=anti-labor. Both parties are pro-corporate which, by default, gives them not so much anti-labor...

Support TWU Local 577. Stop Allegiant Greed! Contract Now!

Since 2010, TWU has been trying to get Allegiant Airlines Flight Attendants a suitable contract. After overwhelmingly rejecting a terrible contract proposal in September...

Cuomo To Convene Panel To Trick New York City Residents Into...

Another panel will be convened by Governor Cuomo to figure out how to sell NYC taxpayers on paying more for our subway and bus...

We Look Forward To The Road Ahead

On behalf of our entire team, I'd like to thank everyone for their support in our TWU International election. People win and people lose...