MTA's New Offer
January 26th, 2006

“There’s no reason to think more talks would work,” writes the New York Post editorial supporting the Metropolitan Transportation Authoritys decision to ask the state board to form a binding arbitration panel that has the power to impose a new contract on the union. “The Transport Workers Union, having already rejected a handsome deal, isn’t proceeding in good faith.”

“The deal is one of vengeance, politics, and greed,” writes Word
of the People. “The MTA figures that it has public opinion on their side and this gives them the right to inflict harsh penalties on the transit union.”

Although union leaders said there will be no transit strike in the short term, some New Yorkers are worrying that they will, once again, have to walk to work. “[I am] too tired to walk 8 miles just to sit in front of a computer all day,” writes one blogger.

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  1. New York Transit Strike Blog » Blog Archive » THIS SITE  Says:
    February 2nd, 2006 at 8:17 am

    […] THIS SITE  Gotham Gazette – Jan 26 12:38 PM Spot a published piece that would fit this blog? Let us know about it, at [email protected] Theres no reason to think more talks would work, writes the New York Post editorial supporting the Metropolitan Transportation Authoritys decision to ask the state board to form a binding arbitration panel that has the power to impose a new contract on the union.Save to My Web […]

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