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02.17.15 Prachi Gupta

After a bus driver was arrested for hitting a teenage girl on Friday, the MTA bus drivers union are bracing themselves for more arrests under Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan. The driver, Francisco de Jesus, may previously have been slapped with a ticket for non criminal traffic violation. But critics blame Vision Zero for […]

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01.14.15 Rhett Jones

Chaos broke out at a Patrolman’s Benevolent Association meeting on Tuesday. After weeks of bad blood between the de Blasio administration and the NYPD, things came to a head at the union proceedings with many cops telling Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch that they would rather have more support in the field than continue a […]

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07.17.14 Sophie Weiner

UPDATE: The strike has been called off after an agreement was made between the LIRR unions and the MTA. On Sunday at 12:01AM, LIRR workers have vowed to strike if the MTA management doesn’t offer them a contract, potentially affecting over 300,000 commuters and the local economy. The state comptroller estimates a loss of about […]

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11.08.12 Andy Cush

According to the president of New York’s transit workers union, the MTA recently reneged on a verbal agreement to compensate employees who were either unable to or told not to come into work on October 29th and 30th, the two days during which Hurricane Sandy was hitting the city at full force. In a statement […]

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12.02.11 Bucky Turco

Undoubtedly emboldened by the Occupy Wall Street movement, thousands of union members marched through Manhattan for economic equality on Thursday and it couldn’t have come at a better time for America’s industrious class. […]

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09.29.11 Bucky Turco

We may soon find out. Last night, after Michael Moore was interviewed live on MSNBC from the Occupy Wall Street protest, a woman who identified herself as a TWU 100 union member and a bus driver said they fully support the demonstrators and plan on going there Friday night. […]

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03.10.10 Bucky Turco

Union workers set up one of their signature inflatable rats at Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown today, within earshot of NBC headquarters. They also posted signs suggesting the news network is practicing “age discrimination,” but now that Leno got his job back and Conan was booted, good luck drumming up any sympathy for that charge. Photo: […]

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