According to TWU Local 100, which represents 40,000 subway and bus workers, MTA executives at the bargaining table were responsible for the failure of talks and are now past the deadline of May 15. The union cited various sticking points, including the refusal to provide healthcare for the families of workers who died from COVID-19 while working during the 2020 pandemic lockdown. These frontline workers who showed up for work, risking their lives, and made sure doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers got to their jobs to care for others, numbered 110. Davis also said, “The MTA is showing a lack of respect for our members on issues big and small.”

Read the full story by Ben Brachfeld for AMNY, published May 18, 2023, here:


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