Transit union leaders have launched an ad campaign criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” traffic plan.
The union president representing transit workers is calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to develop a plan that could keep at least the underground portions of the subway system running in a severe snowstorm.
Less than 48 hours before Transport Workers Union Local 100 members were to walk off the job at Mile Square, the union and the company reached a tentative deal that was supported unanimously by the negotiating committee, the union said on Saturday.
Hundreds of transit workers were not paid for allegedly not showing up to work ahead of Superstorm Sandy, according to a transit workers union, which claimed those employees had no other choice.
The relationship between the workers and the MTA is no better now than it was then.