Thousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city’s streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.
An executive with the transit union went up against the acting chairman of the MTA today on the subject of subway safety and train speed.
There have been six subway deaths already in 2013. The circumstances in the incidents vary, but Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said the rash of death on the tracks deserves a closer look.
Transit workers want to slow down the speed of subway trains as they enter stations, and they’re taking action, graphically.
The MTA has agreed to several union demands including a provision giving subway operators three paid days off when someone is struck by a train, according to a published report.
The relationship between the workers and the MTA is no better now than it was then.