Women's Committee Hosts
MARCH MADDNESS EVENT
UNION SUMMIT 2014
Unions who represent Septa employees meet at Local 234’s Union Hall to derive a plan to combat our common enemy which is Septa. Click here to view pictures of Union Summit 2014.
Local 234 Hoodies go on sale at the Union Hall effective Monday February 10, 2014. All contributors to COPE for a minimum of one year pay $25.00. Non contributors pay $30.00. Cashiers check or money order, payable to: TWU Local 234 COPE. NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED. Contact the Hall for more information.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: MEDICAL CERTIFICATION FOR DELAWARE CDL LICENSE HOLDERS IS DUE BY JANUARY 30, 2014.
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Absenteeism High at SEPTA Day After the Snowstorm
Willie Brown, president of Transport Workers Union Local 234, which represents bus drivers and trolley operators, said many employees could not get to work because of the weather.
"Not everybody can get around. . . . When the public is stranded, so are we," Brown said. And he said some operators were ill Wednesday after SEPTA sent them into the cold streets Tuesday to relieve drivers of buses that showed up hours late, or not at all.
Brown said many bus drivers and trolley operators live in New Jersey or Delaware, far from their duty posts in Philadelphia, and many were unable to get to work in the city. To read the full article click here.
On Friday January 17, 2014 Local 234 President Willie Brown, the Executive Board, and Staff met with SEPTA to Exchange contract demands.
Republican legislators in Harrisburg recently introduced a bill to strip public sector unions of the right to negotiate dues check-off arrangements with public employers. If the bill passes, it could have a devastating effect on public sector unions, exposing them to further political attacks designed to strip transit workers and other public employees of pensions and other hard earned benefits. Police and firefighters were excluded, they could still contract for dues check off. Click here to read all of HB 1507.