2016 Michael J. Quill Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the Michael J. Quill Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will offer fifteen (15) college-bound dependents of TWU members witha scholarship worth $4800.00. This scholarship will be paid out, per year in the amount of $1200.00 to winners who continue to be eligible over their four (4) year course.
We have three additional scholarship contributors:
Union Benefit Planners - eight (8) scholarships worth $2500.00 each
M3 Technology - five (5) scholarships worth $2000.00 each
Vincent Pitta in Memory of J. Brian Dugan - two (2) scholarships worth $2500.00 each.
All of the above sponsored scholarships will be paid out in the first year, as a single scholarship. Please visit www.twu.org for an application and for additional information and rules, including eligibility requirements
The deadline for all applications will be April 22, 2016; no applications postmarked after this date will be accepted - there will be no exception.
Winners of this scholarships will be determined by a public drawing to be held in May. Winners will be notified by mail 5-7 days thereafter.
Dear Brothers & Sisters
Now Boarding, the TWU App
We're pleased to announce the first version of the TWU mobile app, designed to allow our members to stay up to date with TWU news, information and photos no matter where they are. As promised at the convention, we want to open the lines of communication between TWU International and our locals. We want to keep you informed, and we know that you're on the go, keeping America moving. Download the app for Apple or Android from your app store.
So you asked, and we heard: you want information. You want to hear from us. You want timely updates on negotiations, news alerts, and member stories, and you want to know what happens, when it happens. You want an open and transparent exchange of ideas, and you want to be kept up to date on the issues facing this union, whether they're related to contracts, legislation, internal committees, or even photos of members in action.
The goal of this first version of the app is to test those features and functions and see how you like them. We want this to work for you, so we'll be making tweaks and adjustments along the way, and you may see some changes as our website changes as well. But at the end of the day, you can expect the app to remain a current, one-stop resource for you to keep up with all things TWU.
All we ask is that you spread the word: in the breakroom, on social media, and everywhere in between, please share the app with your brothers and sisters, help them download it, and encourage them to use it. And if you have feedback, please share it with us, or rate it in your phone's app store.
Our ability to communicate is only as strong as your willingness to participate, share and engage. We hope you'll join us in this next step toward making TWU a 21st century union.
You can download the TWU App in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
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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!
Local 101 Is Featured in Cover Story of TWU International's Winter Newsletter
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.
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.
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"