Remembering Our Founder

Cover of TWU Express Announcing death of Mike Quill in January 1966  

Fifty years ago today, just days after leading a successful transit strike that brought New York City to its knees, TWU’s founder and fiery leader Michael J. Quill passed away.

While commemorating the anniversary of his death, TWU members honor Quill's legacy every day by fighting against discrimination, improving workplace policies and protections, and standing up for working men and women who are striving to reach the American Dream.
Thank you, Mike Quill, for creating our union and making us what we are today: United Invincible.