Almost ten years ago, 21-year-old Columbia University undergraduate David Epstein stood at the gaping entrance to the West 116th Street subway station in uptown Manhattan, a large backpack slung across his shoulders. The backpack looked normal enough from the outside, but inside it housed a customized, portable pump that could filter tiny metal particles from the surrounding air. Armed and ready, Epstein started down the stairs to begin an eight-hour scientific mission to gauge how polluted the air in New York City’s subway stations really is. Continue reading
With the TA implementing a rule where in order to get paid for overtime, T/O & C/R’s are required to sign out. No more just dropping your Claim Exemption Form into the box and going home. Continue reading
It smells to high heavens at TWU Local 100 under John Samuelsen. The local is being overrun by vultures, vendors and parasites who have returned to the good ole days, days that made unions become known as thriving centers of corruption and rip-offs. Continue reading
Ready to get your Medical Card updated? Feeling healthy, and you cruised through your last exam? What’s to worry about? Plenty.
While TWU local 100 members were waiting for their 2012 contract to be settled, President John Samuelsen devised a plan to stall out contract negotiations which affected over 38,000 members until he found a way to get elected as International Vice President. Continue reading
Prior to Roger Toussaints administration there were no swing rooms in the field in Brooklyn (TA Surface Dept) for bus operators to relieve themselves. There were only a couple in the OA. Continue reading
Hundreds of New Yorkers poured into lower Manhattan Sunday afternoon in a show of solidarity with immigrants and refugees seeking entry into the United States – and many of the city’s union workers were among them.
He did it in this current 2017 contract with the “expression of breasts milk facilities” and he has also done it in 2014… Continue reading