NYC Buses And Subways Keep Running After TWU Contract Expires

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City’s buses and subways are still running today, even though the contract for 34,000 Transport Workers Union workers expired at midnight.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

A union spokesman tells WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane that they’ll keep talking and there are no hard deadlines.

New Yorkers of course remember the strike that shut down the entire system in 2005. When that happened, people started doing group cab rides and those who wanted do drive into Manhattan during the day needed multiple people inside.

TWU Local 100 president John Samuelson has said there has been no talk of a walkout, but he told rank and file during a break in weekend talks what the MTA can do with its latest offer, if you get his drift.

The union says the agency is demanding 19 givebacks including what they call an attack on healthcare benefits.

Sources tell the Daily News there’s apparent pressure from the Cuomo administration on pay raises now that the largest state unions have agreed to freeze them.

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  1. Concern says:

    Organized Labor can raise for poor by using Charity Search Engines.

  2. Wolf says:

    Dismantle the scam called MTA. Start a new agency, with NO union and lot’s of public oversight. Watch how much money gets saved and how quickly service improves.

  3. Joey half A DOZEN OF NJ says:

    Look lets face it, to repair the subway in Brooklyn or Queen is going to cost Billions of dollars to fix and the MTA will never spend that kind of money to repair lt, They keep putting band aids on the problems and keep paying out to law suits rather then fix the problems because its cheaper than actually fixing the problems. Which means your subways will leak, be dirty and smelly, and crime ridden for the rest of your lives. UNLESS ALL YOU PEOPLE WAKE UP AND DUE SOMETHING ABOUT THE MTA .

  4. Mayor Koch's dental bridge says:

    This is a dying union they were so quiet when the MTA got rid
    of “token booths” Now on 28th street & Broadway on the RN line
    you can just walk in the station to go downtown,no one is watching.

  5. David H says:

    Going on strike should never been an option. It’s just a sign of greed on behalf of the union, but what else is new? They thrive on greed.

  6. Larry Schwarz says:

    I did not even know there could be a strike looming.They want cut backs,keep raising prices,and the service is starting to resemble that of a third world country.I don’t want to see a Strike,but would not blame the union or Transit workers if there were one.I do think in 2005 as a good will gesture they should have waited until after New Years to walk out.

  7. adam j. mack says:

    ”NYC Subway systems need a transformation because the system is dirty in and out stations and platforms.”

  8. adam j. mack says:

    ”NYC Need billions of dollars of transportation projects such as roads, briges, tunnels, bike lanes or other projects.”

  9. JOEY HALF A DOZEN OF NJ says:

    GIVE THEM ALL A RAISE, THEIR JOBS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. THE SUBWAY IS A VERY SCARY PLACE AS ALL YOU STRAPHANGERS KNOW. WHEN YOU NEED HELP IN THE SUBWAY THERE IS ALWAYS A MTA WORKER CLOSE BY TO HELP,AND YOU CAN ASK THOSE STRAPHANGERS THAT HAVE GOTTEN THEIR HELP. FIND A COP WHEN YOU NEED ONE,THEY ALWAYS SHOW UP AFTER THE FACT BY THEN ITS TO LATE FOR YOU AS MANY OF YOU HAVE FOUND OUT

  10. Robert Moses says:

    ALL public transportation everywhere should be BANNED. Everybody knows that REAL Americans drive everywhere, so people who ride trains and buses are America-hating traitors.

  11. adam j. mack says:

    ”NYC subway systems are in place for now.”

  12. adam j. mack says:

    ”NYC Subway System still running after the contract expire.”

  13. adam j. mack says:

    ”NYC Buses and Trains are still running after the T.W.N expire the contract.”

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