Transport workers reject new contract
Transit workers voted against a new contract by a margin of 7 votes, opening the possibility of another strike, said Roger Toussaint, president of Transport Workers Union Local 100, at a press conference Friday....
The rejected deal with the MTA -- reached after a three-day work stoppage last month -- included a pay increase of 10.9% over 37 months. The union's 33,700 members would have paid health care premiums for the first time but wouldn't be required to contribute to their pensions.
Mr. Toussaint, who had vigorously campaigned in favor of the deal, blamed a small faction of naysayers for the rejection. “It was a byproduct of inappropriate measures,” he said.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Well. This is interesting: