Transit Workers Union head says investigations could increase likelihood of strike

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May 15, 2019 - 7:30 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) With reports of rampant overtime abuse at the MTA and investigations getting underway, the head of the Transit Workers Union is warning that criminalized employees increases likelihood of riders attacking transit workers.

Transit Workers Union International head John Samuelsen says the MTA leadership could be inviting a strike with their behavior.

At an emergency MTA meeting, when leveled with accusations of overtime abuse, union leaders said that the reason workers did so much overtime is because they were asked to do so by their managers.

The contract with local transit union TWI 100 expires at midnight Thursday.

The chapter represents approximately 39,000 NYC transit workers out of 70,000 total MTA employees.

Contract talks are continuing.

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