As you know by now, an arbitration panel awarded transit workers (specifically TWU Local 100 members) an 11% raise over three years. Shortly thereafter, the MTA due to poor planning on their part complains about the decision & considers challenging the ruling. While they continue to look into that possibility, the TWU is looking to strengthen the legality of the panel’s decision by seeking confirmation from the State Supreme Court. Tom Namako of the New York Post filed this brief report:
The transit workers union wants to put another layer of legal protection on the fat raises awarded to the rank-and-file by an arbitrator earlier this month.
Union chiefs at TWU Local 100 asked a state Supreme Court judge to “confirm” the 11-percent pay increases over three years in documents filed late last week.
If the court agrees it will become much harder for the MTA to legally challenge the raises, which the agency says is $350 million more than it can afford.
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I will continue to follow this story as it unfolds.
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