Apply for the 2014 Michael J. Quill Scholarship
Since 1969, TWU has awarded 15 four-year college scholarships each year to college-bound dependents of TWU members. Each award recipient receives $1,200 annually, for a total of $4,800 over the four-year college period.
Quill Scholarship awards have benefitted hundreds of families throughout the TWU. Sons and daughters of our members in city passenger transit, railroad and air transportation, utilities, public employment, space installations, and allied industries are among those who began their college educations with the help of the TWU’s signature scholarship, bearing the name of our founder.
Click here to download the application and find out about eligibility requirements.
TWU Local 101's Holiday Cheer Celebration
On December 19, Local 101 held its annual Holiday Cheer Celebration at Knights of Columbus Hall in Brooklyn, NY — with live music, tons of hot food, and fun with our big union family. To download photos from the slideshow below, visit Local 101's Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/twulocal101. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Sandy Documentary Video Brought Local 101 Members Front and Center at 24th TWU International Convention in Las Vegas
Footage from Local 101's documentary video on members trapped on the job in Coney Island during Superstorm Sandy was screened by the International for the leadership of TWU locals from across the country. Derrek Oliver, FOS Driver A out of Canarsie, risked his life to go out into the evacuation zone to rescue 17 of his Union brothers on the night of October 29th. The video received thunderous applause.
Click here to watch the video on YouTube or press play below.
Local 101 President Mike Conigliaro Appointed International VP at the 24th TWU International Convention
President Mike Conigliaro is now one of 13 Vice Presidents for the International, hand-picked by the TWU's new leadership team. In this role, Mike will act as an advisor to the International union's leadership, weighing in on important policy moves and bringing the concerns and insights of Local 101 members to the attention of union heavyweights. Mike's fellow International Vice President's are: Pat Bowden, Charles Cerf, Dale Danker, Sean Doyle, Garry Drummond, Jerome Lafragola, Tom Lenane, Carl Martin, Thom McDaniel, Curtis Tate, Tony Utano and James Whalen.
TWU Local 101's Family Day Picnic Sideshow
Photos From Our First Family Day Picnic — August 31st at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn!
Members, Check Your Home Mailboxes ...
TWU Local 101's Summer Newsletter Hits This Week!
TWU on the March in NYC at the May Day Parade
May Day, known worldwide as International Workers' Day, is a national holiday in over 80 countries. Protests and parades in support of the workers' struggle have been a tradition in New York City for a century. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, hundreds of thousands of workers descended on Union Square to march in solidarity on May 1. On May 1, 2013, Local 101 kept that strength and unity alive by taking to the streets with sister unions from across trades, sectors, and boroughs.
Young Workers Take to the Streets
The TWU International Speaks with Brothers Keith McLaurin and Greg Bimbiras About Their Leadership
Greg: "Once you get that message across and people understand that they can participate and they have a say in what happens, then only good things happen. It makes the union itself stronger."
LOCAL 101'S SPRING NEWSLETTER IS OUT IN THE FIELD!
MEMBERS, CHECK YOUR HOME MAILBOXES!
Member Highlight from Local 101's Spring 2013 Newsletter:
Watch a VIDEO of Derrek Oliver and the Union Brothers Whose Lives He Saved the Night Hurricane Sandy Hit
Read the article in the current issue of TWU Local 101's Newsletter "Burning Bright"
Members of the TWU Young Workers Speak at Local 101's March Section Meeting
TWU Young Workers are coming together to form a nationwide network focused on building a culture of activism and volunteerism to support social and economic justice in our unions and local communities.
For more information on how to join with TWU young workers from around the country this spring in New York City, click on the flyer to the right and sign up on the TWU Young Workers website or go directly to http://www.twuyoungworkers.org/.