TWU Local 100 Unveils COVID Memorial
The city’s largest transit workers union on Thursday unveiled a memorial to its 110 members who have been killed by COVID-19. The memorial hangs in the downtown Brooklyn headquarters of Transport Workers Union Local 100, which represents a majority of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 66,500 person workforce. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and New York State Attorney General Letitia James joined Local 100 for the ceremony.
Transit workers were hard hit by COVID, with at least 171 MTA employees dying due to the virus. The tribute includes a plaque with the names of each Local 100 member killed by coronavirus and a light-up map showing where each of them worked. The union also commissioned a mural depicting transit workers on the job. Read more in the NY Daily News. (Pictured: The memorial painting by Brooklyn artist Taha Clayton.)