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  • TWU 291 Breaks Bread With The Clergy

    Local 291 Breaks Bread with the ClergyNearly one dozen pastors and reverends attended Local 291’s first Clergy Breakfast at the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church on March 1st.

    It was a great start to Local 291’s effort to build community support for transit workers and the transit system, Local 291 President Clarence Washington said.

    “We focused on Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and his continuing crusade to dismantle the county’s critically needed public transit system, which is the lifeblood of our community,” Washington said. “He is destroying public mass transit by not providing enough funding, slashing much-needed service, and privatizing bus routes. We have to organize - and push back.”

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  • Clueless Carlos Seen All Over Miami-Dade

    Clueless Carlos Seen All Over Miami-Dade A mobile billboard blasting Mayor Carlos Gimenez as “Clueless Carlos” is on the traffic-clogged streets of Miami-Dade.

    It hit the streets Tuesday with a route that included the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, Commissioner Sally Heyman’s District Office in North Miami Beach and Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s District Office in Miami Gardens.

    The billboard truck is part of multi-faceted campaign by Transport Workers Union Local 291 and the International Transport Workers Union. TWU is demanding a fair contract and respect from Gimenez, who has denigrated transit workers as lazy and has tried to blame us for the unreliable and inadequate service. The union also is demanding Gimenez and other elected officials properly fund Metrobus, Metrorail and Metromover. The mayor has slashed bus and rail service, service and has given some public bus routes to an unaccountable private contractor.

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  • TWU Local 291 @ South Dade Transit March, Monday, October 16th, 2017 From 4:30pm -7:30PM - We Are Marching For Workers, Routes and Rails #1

  • TWU Local 291 @ South Dade Transit March, Monday, October 16th, 2017 From 4:30pm -7:30PM - We Are Marching For Workers, Routes and Rails #2

  • TWU Local 291 @ South Dade Transit March, Monday, October 16th, 2017 From 4:30pm -7:30PM - We Are Marching For Workers, Routes and Rails #3

  • TWU Local 291 @ South Dade Transit March, Monday, October 16th, 2017 From 4:30pm -7:30PM - We Are Marching For Workers, Routes and Rails #4

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Over the past forty years, TWU Local 291 has kept the entire county up and running 24/7 by providing the following essential services.

Transportation

If the mayor hopes to avoid a legacy of mass transit mise...

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Bus-Maintenance

A recent Miami-Dade Transit report says 70% of the agency...

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Rail/Mover

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OUR BUSES & THEIR DRIVERS

DEDICATED

Richard Ingram Jr., 42, followed his parents to the Miami-Dade County bus system..

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Jeffery Mitchell

Jeffery Mitchell

Rail/Mover Vice President

Jeffrey Mitchell is currently a Rail/Mover Vice President for the Transport Workers Union of America, Local 291, AFL-CIO, in Miami, Florida, and has served in that capacity for over fifteen (15) years. Local 291 represents approximately 3,000 employees working for Miami-Dade Transit (Metrorail, Metromover, Metrobus, and Paratransit systems), which is the largest transit system in Florida, and the 15 th largest transit system in the United States.   BIOGRAPHY Jeffrey has spent most of his adult life working in the organized labor arena in general, while primarily holding executive and administrative positions with Local 291 in Miami. Under Jeffrey’s watch and tenure, Local 291 grew immensely over time in virtually every important aspect, and has been recognized as one of the strongest labor organizations in South Florida. Not long after joining Miami-Dade Transit in the early 90s, Jeffrey became very interested in Union politics, and was elected or appointed to various local and statewide Union organizations over the years, particularly those under the AFL- CIO umbrella in Florida. Concurrent with his responsibilities of helping to run the potent and politically astute Local 291, Jeffrey is frequently “loaned” to other labor organizations when they are immersed in pollical campaigns of one form or another. He is a tireless campaigner and community organizer, and is always the first one called upon by the Local’s International in Washington, DC (and other organizations) when high profile campaigns need an infusion of talent and expertise. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Jeffrey is also an avid sports fan, and played semi-pro baseball in his earlier days. He has a wife and three (3) children, and lives in Palmetto Bay, Florida.

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