Transit workers union could be hit with millions in fines if workers strike

Lawyers for the transit workers union are filing a motion to dismiss the city's lawsuit, which seeks damages from the union for the expenses of preparing for a strike. As part of the lawsuit, each union member would be fined $25,000 on the first day of a walkout. That figure would double each additional day of a strike. The suit also asks the courts to impose a $1 million fine against the union on the first day of a strike, doubling each day after. The union's lawyers say the city didn't go ahead with the preliminary injunction that barred workers from striking because it has no merit. They also say the lawsuit is intended to grab headlines. Related article Transit Strike Information for BX

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