Transit workers walk off the job, picket at the Gun Hill bus depot in Co-op City

Dozens of Bronx transit workers walked off the job Tuesday and picketed at the Gun Hill bus depot in Co-op City.

Workers walking the picket line say the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) doesn?t appreciate their hard work and hope the strike will change their minds. Other workers say a strike is not necessary but they are still prepared to protest day and night until a new and what they consider fair contract is reached.

Protesting workers are also asking Bronx and city to support them. They believe they have served the city well and expect people to understand their reasons for striking.

The TWU president announced the strike early Tuesday morning. Transit workers do not know when the strike will end.

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