Transit talks continue, union prepares for possible strike
With a promised strike less than 48 hours away, the Transit Workers Union is planning to seek a court order Sunday against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The union claims the MTA is breaking state law by demanding changes in pension benefits for new hires. If an agreement is not reached, union president Roger Toussaint has announced a selective strike beginning Monday against two private bus lines in Queens. Since the MTA is in the process of taking over those bus lines they aren't yet covered by Taylor Law, which bans strikes by public employees.
An entire citywide strike could take place beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Nearly 50,000 commuters could be affected by the strike.Related Article Transit Strike Information for BX