TWU Union President: The MTA is putting a lock on the middle class for their workers.
How is that? Their workers make more on average than the subway and bus riders. The MTA offered 3% over 3 years. That is what the average straphanger can hope to expect. They can retire at 55 with full benefits for themselves and family. They pay nothing for health care.
Why does a police officer make less than a subway operator? Same for teachers! I say we cut their pay, replace the subway conductors with computers. Excuse me if I am not sympathetic to a bunch of greedy bastards.
Making us pay increased fares to pay for your bloated salaries is putting a lock on the middle class for us.
Update: It is not a real strike, some busses in Queens will have workers strike. The TWU will strike on Tuesday if an agreement is not signed.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Posted by The Man at Friday, December 16, 2005