Nothing can infuriate passengers more than train delays and service changes. With new bulletin 132-16 (which supersedes bulletin 43-12) is designed to keep service moving to its most optimal level, but in return also put conductors at risk of assault. Continue reading
Once upon a time in the Department of Buses in transit, management gave recognition to bus operators that achieved a safe driving record. That’s right there were actually award ceremonies held at specific locations, and operators were allowed to pull off the road to attend. Only if you were getting an award of course.
On May 21st, 2014 , employees who are members of TWU, Local 100 are entitled to 2 weeks (10 days) paid Maternity/Paternity leave in which they will be paid at FULL run pay. This leave is effective upon the birth & adoption of a child.
There’s a lot of information that need to be learned when it comes to discipline. Many people don’t know how does it work and how it can used against you in the future, from minor violation to progressive discipline. Continue reading
Weingarten rights guarantee an employee the right to Union representation during an investigatory interview. These rights, established by the Supreme Court, in 1975 in the case of J’. Weingarten Inc,, must be claimed by the employee. The supervisor has no obligation to inform an employee that s/he is entitled to Union representation. Continue reading
In a bizarre way to help medically restricted conductors who are out of work due to “no work available” the union suggested to the MTA that conductors can be put on the platform to “curtail illegal activity”. Continue reading
Who would have ever thought being medically restricted due to illness would get you layed off? That is exactly what is happening with conductors due to what the MTA call “no work available”. Continue reading
Hello, I am a train operator for the New York City subway. I am writing to inform you of the way things are going on here at the MTA and how it impacts customer safety. The MTA likes to drill it in our heads about how safety is the number one priority down here, but if it means slowing down service or costing them money, they won’t do it. Continue reading
How many times have you arrived to a terminal late and the dispatcher says “thats you to go”? Even with the allotted “comfort time” which is normally around 20 minutes thats not enough time off the train/bus especially on lines that has running time of 1 hour or more. Continue reading