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NYCT has cut 79 Cleaner positions -- not by layoff, but by attrition. The result? Subway cars are getting dirtier as ridership increases. So we have started a contest, to get New Yorkers involved, and to tell the MTA to reverse course. Visitors to the site can upload their photos of the worst trash that they have seen subway cars -- and we'll put the photos to a vote. The winner gets $500 on November 30. Read the contest rules here.

If the MTA wants to save money, they should cut consultants, not service.

Hundreds of Chinese-American Transit Workers Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Sunset Park

Mid-Autumn Festival 2019

OCTOBER 11 -- Chinese-American transit workers crowded a venue in Sunset Park for our fifth annual Mid-Autumn Festival celebrating Chinese culture and heritage. Amid many courses of excellent food, union officers and rank and file were treated to an evening of traditional dancing capped off by karaoke, at which our members excel. On hand to enjoy the evening were political leaders including State Senator John Liu, Assemblyman Peter Abbate, and District Leader Nancy Tong. Scroll through the photos by clicking on the handles at right and left.


Russian Day Celebrated in Brighton Beach

Russian Day 2019

OCTOBER 6 -- Russian-American transit workers crowded Tatiana's Restaurant on the Brighton Beach boardwalk in an exuberant celebration with plenty of food, drink, and entertainment. President Utano and top leadership including Admin VP Nelson Rivera and CED VP Shirley Martin -- whose department has hundreds of Russian-American workers -- RTO VP Eric Loegel, MOW VP John V. Chiarello, and TAS VP JP Patafio. Political leaders who attended included Assemblymembers Mathylde Frontus, Steven Cymbrowitz, and Peter Abbate. Also on hand were Councilmember Mark Treyger, who pledged to stand with the TWU in our contract fight, and Ari Kagan, representing City Comptroller Scott Stringer. To see all the photos, just click on the handles to the right and left.

Union Expands Contract Campaign to ESPN Radio

Local 100 began running 60-second spots on ESPN radio, 98.7 FM on October 3rd, blasting the MTA for its do-nothing attitude toward worker assaults; its plans to cut jobs and service, and its bloated outside consultants spending. The spot also urges transit workers to turn out for the union's October 30th rally outside 2 Broadway at 5:00pm. The spots are running throughout the day on all ESPN's popular shows, including Golic & Wingo; Chris Canty and Rick DiPietro; the Stephen A. Smith Show, and the Michael Kay show. Here is an aircheck of the spot from yesterday. The union's media campaign also includes spots on 1010 WINS, 880 CBS, WBLS, and cable news television stations.

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