TWU Local 234 Executive Vice President Brian Pollitt Section Officer Election Update 4-12-2021
Executive Board Schedules Section Officer Elections
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown Update 3-7-2021
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown Update 3-3-2021
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown Update 2-28-2021
TWU Local 234 Executive Vice President Brian Pollitt COVID-19 Vaccination
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown Contract Update 01-17-2021
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown COVID-19 Update 01-10-2021
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown COVID-19 Update 12-13-20
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown COVID-19 Update
TWU Local 234 Executive Vice President Brian Pollitt COVID-19 Update 11-16-2020
TWU Local 234 Executive Vice President Brian Pollitt Update 10-06-2020
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown Update 6-19-2020
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown COVID-19 Update 5-11-2020
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown's Coronavirus Update 4-29-2020
TWU Local 234 Wins COVID-19 Safety Demands
Statement by Transport Workers Union Local 234 President Willie Brown on Decision
to Postpone Announced “Job Action” Scheduled for Thursday April 23 at SEPTA
This week our union drew a line on health and safety. We said that it was urgent that SEPTA comply with state directives designed to keep workers safe, not only for the health and safety of TWU 234 members, but for the safety of those we transport. Like our members, a large number of our riders are essential workers.
We said that we would take a job action on Thursday, April 23 if SEPTA did not agree to do what was necessary, which included:
- Temperature screenings of employees
- Contact tracing
- Daily air quality testing
- Enforcement of social distancing by limiting the number of bus riders and re-scheduling maintenance operations
- Quarantine, with pay, for workers who suffer from underlying medical conditions
- Workers’ compensation and contractual death benefits for any TWU Local 234 member who dies from exposure to COVID-19.
Today, Mayor Kenney met with SEPTA and also with the leadership of our union regarding our requirements. The mayor is sympathetic to our needs and to those who rely on us for transportation. He has asked us to postpone our actions planned for Thursday and to grant him a few days to work with SEPTA to raise standards to a level our members would find acceptable.
As a sign of good faith, we are postponing our job action, but this is not as SEPTA management said in a message this evening “a cancellation.”
If there is no improvement we will very shortly be taking a job action.
I want to personally thank the mayor for his leadership.
TWU Local 234's Coronavirus Safety Demands
- Require temperature screening for all employees upon entering the premises. Anyone testing 100.4 degrees or higher to be sent home with pay.
- Establish transparency in contact tracing for anyone exposed to individuals who show symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, or shortness of breath) or test positive for the virus.
- Enforce public health distancing guidelines by scheduling maintenance employees to four days on and three days off, at full pay.
- Conduct daily air quality testing on all vehicles prior to being placed in revenue service.
- To ensure required social distancing, limit to fifteen the number of riders permitted to board SEPTA vehicles and reduce the headway on routes where necessary to accommodate rider demand.
- Quarantine employees with pay who suffer from underlying medical conditions that can lead to death if they contract the virus.
- All deaths of workers as a result of the coronavirus should be deemed to have suffered a work-related injury, entitling their eligible heirs to workers’ compensation benefits.
- SEPTA should pay the families of all workers who die as a result of the coronavirus the death benefit provided for under Section 802 of the labor agreement.
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown's Call To Action Video
Town Hall Meeting With TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown
TWU Local 234 Gone But Not Forgotten Video
Local 234 President Willie Brown today, 4/8/2020 at 1:00pm on WWDB - AM TALK 860
TWU Local 234 President Willie Brown
Department Of Labor Employee Rights
Coronavirus Sparks Health and Economic Crisis
Darren M. Monroe, Sr. Memorial Fund
The Transport Workers Union Local 234 and SEPTA management are working to support the family of Darren M. Monroe, Sr. as they go through this very difficult time. SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel and Transport Workers Union Local 234 President Willie Brown ask that you keep the Monroe family in your thoughts and prayers and consider making a contribution to the gofundme account established to help support the family as they deal with this tragedy.
TWU Local 234's New Benefit Hub Is Now Live
Please Use Our Unique Referal Code: 857HGQ
The "Local" Newsletter Issue 2
The "Local" Newsletter Issue 2
“Local 234, Former Governor Rendell and area politicians support union rail maintenance jobs at Philadelphia’s Hyundai Rotem plant.”
Click here to view pictures of TWU Local 234 members & staff at Hyundai-Rotem