Kelvin Burton, a bus driver for more than two decades, had a rough start to 2015 thanks to a brazen farebeater. Continue reading
There are plenty of statistics tracking the percentage of women in the workforce, their qualifications and their salaries. But the data doesn’t show us the whole picture. It doesn’t assess how women feel, how they fare in their day-to-day business, the challenges they encounter. And that is why the Thomson Reuters Foundation, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, embarked on a global task, asking more than 9,500 women across the G20 to identify the top five issues faced at work. Continue reading
As the subject of our TA/OA Line-of-Duty death benefit recently received mention, some background and update would be useful. The line-of-duty death benefit was establised in the 2002 TA/OA contract. Of course, Transit workers had been dying for decades, but, unlike the uniformed services across NY State and NYC, no such benefit existed for us.
On our show Thursday night 9/8/16 we welcomed to the progressive action radio show Primerica Financial Services. I myself felt great about Regional Vice Presidents Marisa Priore and Jay Oliver, and Rep. Haron Wilson Surface line dispatcher from MaBStoa On the show because these are industry professionals that brought with them knowledge and education about how life insurance works, and also how to invest money. Continue reading
The Executive Board of UE Local 1776 was discussing a problem. One of the members, Jason, was going to be disciplined for harassing another member, a woman. Continue reading
Today companies competing for a $3.2 billion Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) contract to produce more than 1,000 subway cars, with the potential to create thousands of jobs here in New York, will gather for a pre-proposal conference in Manhattan. Continue reading
There are 3 things that need to be looked at in terms of pay in the next round of negotiations. Cost of Living Allowance, the New York State downstate adjustment for state employees, and comparison within the industry (LIRR, MNRR, etc.). However if rumor is to be believed, President Samuelsen will be “going for the money” this contract by asking for more…night differential
As conductors and train operators we all know that when you get back to the terminal with less than 20 minutes before your lunch period, you are entitled to a “no lunch”. This no lunch should actually be called “delayed lunch” because you are still legally entitled to a lunch. Continue reading