Shortly after the decision to deny the TWU Local 100 to regain their due checkoff power was announced, the MTA issued a brief press release.
During the past months, the MTA and TWU Local 100 leadership have sought to establish a labor management climate which assures the public attentive, uninterrupted service. While we fully recognize the concerns that led to the Court’s ruling, we also understand the vital role that the Union plays in employee relations. The MTA’s commitment to productive labor/management relations remains undiminished.
Over the last few months, the MTA & Transport Workers Union Local 100 were starting to mend fences on a number of fronts. I think this decision could easily negate all the positive steps that have been taken in the last few months. This is not what the two parties need at this time. I will be curious to see if the relationship between the two will hit a new low because of this. This will definitely be an interesting saga to keep an eye on.
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