200 MTA jobs on the line
A judge is set to determine if 200 transit workers can be laid off.
More than 500 workers were slated to be laid off last week by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. An injunction temporarily stalled the layoffs, but the agency was able to let go of 250 workers yesterday.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said at the time it can lay off 250 station agents, keep station booths manned at all times and still obey the injunction.
The MTA says the layoffs are necessary to close its $800 million budget shortfall. The transit workers union says the cuts could put straphangers at risk.
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