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Transport Workers Union of America

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2012

    MTA Bus Driver Says Boss Licked Her Face

    If this is true, this has to go down as one of the worst workplace intrusions we've ever heard.Yesterday, Nancy Jenkins, a 42-year-old bus driver in the Bronx, said to reporters at The Daily News that she was subject to a tongue lick that spanned her entire face: "He stuck out his ton ... More >>

  • News

    March 28, 2012

    Occupy Spring

    The protests are back and building to a May Day to remember

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    MTA: New York Post 'Harmful' to Union Negotiations

    A disputed tip to a tabloid about MTA employee contact talks could deal a damaging blow to negotiations -- according the MTA Transit Authority's top honcho, Joseph J. Lhota. In today's New York Post, an article claims that the MTA "has caved to several costly union demands," including "one concessi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    John Lindsay Lame Ducks Himself

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 15, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 11 John Lindsay: Goodbye to all that by Clark Whelton It had been raining through the early spring afternoon, but 30 minutes before John Lindsay was due to land in Milwaukee the weather turned around and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Stuff Crazy White People Like: 3 Ways Rightbloggers Deal (or Don't) With Race

    You may have noticed the controversy over last week's Voice cover story, "White America Has Lost Its Mind" by Steven Thrasher. The story has drawn at this writing more than a thousand comments, many of them devoted to proving Thrasher's proposition by example. Among the more choice reader contribu ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    MTA Meets the People, Before Deciding on New Reasons to Hate Them.

    ​You think your morning commute sucked? Imagine taking the subway to go talk to the MTA this morning.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Insurgent John Samuelsen Beats Toussaint Loyalist in Bitter TWU Election

    ​When Roger Toussaint, President of Transit Workers Union Local 100 during the 2005 subway strike, left his duties in February to work for the international TWU, he handed them off to Curtis Tate, vice president for the Rapid Transit Operations Division. Toussaint backed Tate for election to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Unions to Bloomy: Un-Happy Term Limits Birthday

    The one-year anniversary of Mike Bloomberg's term-limits flip-flop is being celebrated today by a pair of unions who chose the date to announce their endorsement of Bill Thompson for mayor -- while throwing in some tough language about the incumbent. Electricians Local Union No. 3, one of the city' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    MTA Hearings, Like Subway, Overcrowded with Long Delays

    Nearly 100 people remained outside the Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare hike hearing in Manhattan almost an hour after it began on Wednesday evening, their wait caused by stepped-up security measures and what appeared to be the authority's failure to anticipate the crowd. "We've recently ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2007

    The Queer Agenda 2007

    An incremental approach to making gay life a little bit more fabulous

  • News

    April 4, 2006

    'This Is the Time to Rise'

    Immigrants march, plan May 1 strike

  • NYC Life

    March 28, 2006

    Malice's Restaurant

    What Rao's and a gangster-run school bus drivers' union have in common

  • News

    January 31, 2006

    Toussaint's Transit Trauma

    Union big walked a tightrope between enemies abroad and at home

  • News

    January 31, 2006

    Strangeness on a Train

    Annoyance over L train shutdowns, anxiety over what they're for

  • News

    January 3, 2006
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2005
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    A Union Town Loses Patience With the Strike

    From all reports, one of the more common sentiments expressed by strike-bound New York commuters—along with "Is it worth taking the LIRR to Jamaica?" and "I can't feel my fingers!"—has been that the transit workers, regardless of whether they deserve a better contract, are being selfish in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Remember the Stadium? Unions do

    Lingering anger over the defeat of Mayor Bloomberg's dream of building a colossal stadium on the West Side to host the Jets and the 2012 Olympics is now complicating efforts to forge labor solidarity on behalf of the striking transit workers. Bloomberg's push to build the billion-dollar edifice alo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Socialists, Scabs, and the "Union Soul"

    It was around 2:30, with the fire in the wastebasket slowly consuming a long wood plank, that the Workers Vanguard caused problems for the picket line at the 207th Street transit depot on 10th Avenue. A trio of socialists was distributing leaflets demanding "Victory to the Transit Workers Strike" an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Bloomberg: Some of Koch's Style, None of His Resolve

    The Bloomberg/Pataki position that no talks will resume until the Transport Workers Union returns to work flies in the face of city history. Former Labor Commissioner Robert Linn could not recall any city strike that had ever ended without a negotiated settlement, adding that "it was clearly not the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Three Days? MTA Worker's Strike Prediction

    The metal gates at the entrance to the normally bustling N/R/D lines at 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, slammed down as early as 3 a.m. today, the first day of the transit strike in New York City. During the morning rush hour, the entrance stood empty, void of the steady stream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    MTA Strike: Long Treks and ($10) Dollar Vans

    Sancho Quinones, 35, of Fort Greene Brooklyn, was about to make the trek over the Brooklyn Bridge in freezing weather—for the second time today. New York City might be having its first transit strike in 25 years, but Quinones was determined to reach his girlfriend's house in the Bronx. The f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Transit Strike: Working Class vs. Working Class

    On the streets of Brooklyn, about the only thing people are jawing about is the city's transit strike. At Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, traffic today has often come near to a standstill. Cars blare and pedestrians shout. White commuter vans idle on the sidelines, as residents scramble to find a way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Transit Union's Family Spat

    As if the striking transit workers didn't already have enough enemies, bad blood between Transport Workers Union Local 100 and its national parent body spilled over into a Brooklyn courtroom today where a lawyer for the national union condemned the ongoing walkout as unreasonable and unauthorized. A ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    December 20, 2005

    WWRTD: Or, What Would Roger Toussaint Do?

    Mr. Toussaint, how will you purchase your Christmas ham?

  • News

    December 20, 2005

    Mayor Mouth

    Tabloid Bloomy Goes Thuggy, Trades Big Schtick for Big Stick

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2005

    Transit: Wage Rage

    As transit talks wound down to another midnight deadline tonight, Transport Workers Union president Roger Toussaint softened his wage demands this morning, but observers said that there's still been little progress at the bargaining table with management negotiators. Toussaint's comments appeared ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2005

    Tick Tock Transit

    Transit union leader Roger Toussaint took time out from last-minute contract bargaining this evening to fire up his troops for what he suggested was a likely strike. "As we stand here right now, with six hours to go, things do not look good," Toussaint told a throng of several thousand members and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2005

    Transit bump in the road

    The city's dicey transit union talks descended into a game of cat and mouse this afternoon as Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Peter Kalikow insisted he had already put his best offer on the table, and suggested that he might declare that the talks are at an impasse. The last wage off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2005

    Transit Countdown

    All the holiday buntings, Christmas wreaths, and ringing Santa Claus bells up and down East 42nd Street this evening weren't enough to cheer up the grim negotiators who are trying to work out a new contract for 34,000 transit workers tonight. At 4 P.M. Thursday - with just eight hours to go until th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    Turnout in the Eye of the Beholder

    From its buzzing nerve center under the elevated tracks at Westchester Square, Fernando Ferrer's GOTV operation in the Bronx says it saw turnout at 2001 levels this morning. But a local city council campaign tells the opposite story: record low numbers of voters—around half the usual amount ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2005

    Helping Bloomberg?

    Fulani aide sues union

  • News

    June 7, 2005

    Stopping a Stadium

    Heroes had different motives, but they shared scorn for the Jets deal

  • News

    March 29, 2005

    Win One for the Gyppers

    With a strong push from city hall, MTA moves the ball for the Jets

  • News

    December 30, 2003

    Getting Better All the Time

    Inside New York's Quiet Success Stories

  • News

    December 16, 2003

    Hazardous Labor

    Ethnic Rivalry and Democratic Debate in a Union of Immigrants

  • News

    November 11, 2003

    Taken for a Ride

    Transit Union Leaders Find an Old Real Estate Deal Smells

  • News

    March 18, 2003

    Gotti's Golden Goose

    Drug Contractor for City Unions Named as Mob Conduit

  • News

    December 24, 2002

    The Double Standard

    While Unions Are Scrutinized, MTA Bigs Get Free Ride

  • News

    December 17, 2002

    Toussaint's Transit Express

    All It Took Was a Little Respect

  • News

    January 22, 2002

    Outer-Borough Battler

    A Labor Leader Challenges His Own

  • News

    October 16, 2001

    The Hidden Persuaders

    Green Takes Heat for Hate Flyers

  • Specials

    January 16, 2001
  • Specials

    December 12, 2000
  • News

    November 21, 2000

    Underground Rumblings

    A Modern Militant Vies to Revive the Transit Union

  • News

    October 10, 2000

    The $390 Million MetroCard

    Inside New York’s Megabuck Lovefest With Automation

  • News

    May 9, 2000

    Trouble on the Tracks

    Discharged Transit Workers Sue the TA, Charging Racial and Sexual Harassment

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