Transit Contract Rejected
January 20th, 2006

New York City transit workers have rejected their new contract. By a margin of seven votes — out of more than 22,000 cast — the workers rejected the accord negotiated after a three-day strike last month shut down subways and buses. Union president Roger Toussaint, who had negotiated and supported the proposed deal, said the union would be ready to meet with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as soon as possible.

By on January 20, 2006, 3:29 pm
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2 Responses to “Transit Contract Rejected”

  1. Larry Littlefield Says:
    January 20th, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Looks like the 11,007 people who hoped to retire in the next few years at age 50 without paying anything for health insurance voted no. They want a “screw the newbie and flee to Florida” contract like everyone else.

  2. A Blog For All Says:
    January 20th, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    Hold Onto Your Hats…

    …it’s also curious how strong the dissident group was – they were able to outmaneuver and outhustle Toussaint’s effort to get this deal ratified. There’s a power struggle underway at the TWU, and that battle will affect the outcome of the negotiat…

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