Mad About Toussaint, Hoping Others Don't Follow
January 23rd, 2006

Plenty of editorialists are still mad at the Transport Workers Union for their holiday-season strike late last year. The Sun says New Yorkers persevered during the strike and could even take more. New Yorkers would be happy to take a longer strike to get a fair and appropriate deal, the Sun writes. By fair deal, the paper means less for transit workers.

The Post hopes a Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge will throw the book at President Roger Toussaint for leading his union members to the picket lines.

Otherwise, strike-fever could grip New York Citys public unions, the Post fears. If Toussaint gets away with his public temper tantrum, the paper asks, what’s to prevent Weingarten from trying the same thing?

But the blog Reality-Based Educator feels that the transit workers did other public employees a huge service by rejecting the contract. Employee health care contributions indexed to rising costs MUST NEVER be agreed to by municipal union members no matter how union leadership tries to sell it, the educator writes.


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