Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on MTA Funding Agreement 


We congratulate Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen for his leadership in securing a $2.5 billion investment in mass transit funding not only for his membership but for all of the working men and women who rely on public transportation.

This victory not only secures solid middle class jobs for the thousands of dedicated TWU Local 100 members who are the guardians of the transit system, it ensures riders will have a clean, safe and reliable transportation system well into the future.