One of the signs worn by TWU Local 100 picketers during the 2005 transit strike. Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit
Today is the big day as a judge will decide if the Transport Workers Union Local 100 better known as the TWU Local 100 can start to recollect their union dues better known as “checkoff power” or “due checkoffs”. TWU Local 100 got closer to their goal on Halloween when the MTA & state attorney general filed court papers supporting them regaining their rights but only on a probationary basis.
The TWU lost their rights, as I wrote about here, on June 1st for a total of 90 days. During the 90 day penalty period, Transport Workers Union Local 100 said they lost over $1 million dollars.
I spoke with a few friends in the mix at TWU Local 100 & many fully expect the judge to reinstate their rights. Ladies & gentlemen lets get our bowl of popcorn & beverage of choice ready as we sit & anticipate this big decision.
xoxo Transit Blogger