John Samuelsen and his administration continues to lie to the membership at any cost. Cleaners still aren’t protected under any NYS bill as the bill is still in Albany waiting to get approved. Some amendments was added onto the bill which means it has to be sent back to the house for approval. No date has been set on when they will vote on it. Here are the steps of the bill listed below…
As you can see on 06/17/2016 it says “returned to senate”… The bill isn’t officially passed. John Samuelsen & crew continues to lie and bamboozle the membership…
THIS IS THE ARTICLE THAT WAS POSTED ON THE UNIONS WEBSITE
Samuelsen was quoted as saying in the article “Our subway cleaners are on the front lines of the busiest subway system in the country,” Samuelsen said. “Now they have the same protection under state law as police, firefighters, train operators, train conductors and bus operators. Anyone who assaults a cleaner can be prosecuted for a felony – and sent to state prison. Judges and prosecutors should not hesitate in using this newly granted authority.”
This statement is nothing but lies told to the membership. Judges and prosecutors can’t legally use something that isn’t law, thats common sense.
Cleaners who feel like they have some type of protection and may feel to stand their ground during an altercation, still have no backing…
Welcome to TWU Local 100… Thanks Samuelsen!
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