Harry Lombardo, TWU International President, made a commitment at our 24th Constitutional Convention to empower the membership and support the locals.
The survey is being mailed out in the next several days by the International. The survey, which Harry believes is critically important, is meant to gain feedback on how the International communicates and prioritizes the needs of the members as well as gauge the issues and interests of importance to you.
Harry is requesting that all the members fill out and return the survey once they receive it. In addition, it can also be completed online at the link above. The International hopes that each Local will participate at a rate of 25 percent or higher, and Harry is confident we can see those results. As an incentive to participate, those filling out the survey will become eligible to win merchandise from shoptwu.com.
Video of Local 101's Power Up Rally on October 9
Local 101 Is Featured in Cover Story of TWU International's Winter Newsletter
Introducing Local 101 Rewards!
TWU Local 101 is excited to announce the launch of Local 101 Rewards, a brilliant new service for Local 101 members and their families. Enjoy awesome benefits, savings, and prizes from trusted partners who will go the extra mile for our members. Whether it's tickets to a game or special deal on a new car, look to Local 101 Rewards for something special every day.
Register FREE at www.local101rewards.com and get REWARDED!
Photos from Local 101 Rewards Shootout at Barclays Center, Sponsored by Modell's Sporting Goods
President Michael Conigliaro's interview with the "Labor Press"
***We have a Contract!***
***There will be no strike or lock out and most importantly NO GIVEBACKS!***
Further updates on the new contract and ratification process will be posted.
Photos from the rally have been posted.
TWU Local 101 officially has an Instagram for sharing moments and connecting with our Brothers and Sisters!
Local 101 2014-2015 Section Meeting Calendar
Contract UPDATE: TWU Local 101 and National Grid Open 2014 Contract Negotiations
On July 15, the union held its first contract negotiating meeting with the company at the Local 101 union hall at 195 Montague St. in Brooklyn.
Last month, our Local came to an agreement with National Grid to begin this round of contract talks ahead of schedule, so that we have enough time at the bargaining table to fully address all of the elements of our contract where we want to see improvements — that includes the pension, health benefits, wages, and discipline procedure.
At this point, it looks like negotiations are off to a positive start. Further meetings are planned for next week. We will keep you updated as we move forward.
You can read Local 101 President Mike Conigliaro's opening statement by clicking here.
Thank you for your support!
The Officers & Executive Board
TWU Local 101 Utility Division
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.
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"