Photo credit: @julesdwit.
A not-for-profit media organization supported by people like you.
It's Amazing how one-sided and prejudiced your conversation on the Transit union is. You are not really talking about the facts. It is illegal for these people to go on strike to defend and fight for a fair wage. YET it's NOT illegal for the MTA political appointees who make hundreds of thousands of dollars to use a $200M surplus right before the contract negotiations were due and spend it on this holiday discount program that was just a publicity gimmick that did not benefit the average New York straphangers and taxpayers. ALSO - going back to the prior contract negotiations in 2002 the MTA spends MILLIONS on a campaign blitz touting the great improvements made the MTA with Pataki's voice in the middle of Pataki's reelection campaign. A month after the reelection the MTA announced that it had a budget deficit - JUST in time when the contract with the union workers was expiring. Later we found out that the MTA was maintaining 2 sets of books. We treat average workers fighting for an extra $100 in wages a month but we look the other way to the corruption and mismanagement of the MTA - Brian Lehrer and Liz Benjamin should be ashamed of your bias comments
Email addresses are required but never displayed.
Brian Lehrer leads the conversation about what matters most now in local and national politics, our own communities and our lives.
Subscribe on iTunes
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR and PRI, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.