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Ferdi German, Car Inspector at 207th Street, is Mourned

The CED workforce at 207th Street is mourning the passing of Brother Ferdi Amaury German to the Coronavirus on April 9, 2020.  Brother German, just 41 years old, was a Car Inspector B, and had been on the job for 13 years.  

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, graduated Christoper Columbus High School in the Bronx, and had studied at Lehman College before joining NYCT. 

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Union, MTA Extend Sick Rule Relaxation Through April 25

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Kingsbridge Mourns Bus Operator Wayne Fingall, "Big Brother."

Kingsbridge Depot is mourning the loss of its “Big Brother;” beloved Bus Operator Wayne Fingall, 59, who was on the job nearly 20 years.

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TWU Mourns Sabrina A. Eubanks, Station Agent and Author

We have lost a Sister who had renown far beyond our transit circle. Sabrina A. Eubanks, a Station Agent with 32 years of service to the MTA, has passed from the coronavirus. She worked Cypress Hills on the J line.

In her spare time she was a prolific author of fast-paced fiction, including the Love and Consequences and the Karma series. 

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Bruce Miley, Liberty Lines Operator, Dies of Virus

The Local 100 workforce at Liberty Lines Bus in Westchester is mourning the passing of union Brother Bruce Miley, 61, who passed away of the Coronavirus April 9, 2020.
Brother Miley had 15 years on the job and lived in the Bronx, NY.

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Families of Transit Worker Heroes Killed by COVID-19 to Receive $500,000 Death Benefit Payments

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Transport Workers Union Local 100, and the Transport Workers Union of America, have reached an agreement establishing a COVID-19 death benefit for TWU members who died after being infected. Under the agreement, and the side letter, the MTA will pay $500,000 in a lump sum to the spouse, beneficiary or estate of each deceased member who was in active service on or after February 1, 2020. The TWU agreement extends the COVID-19 death benefit to members of four TWU Locals: Local 100, Local 106, Local 2001 and Local 2055.

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Foster Moore, CTA, Passes Away

CTA Foster Moore, the father of five children from 11 to 28 years old, has died of the Coronavirus.  Brother Moore had 26 years on the job and most recently worked the 10:00pm to 6:00am shift at the Cortlandt Street station, which had been destroyed when the towers fell on 911.

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Executive Board Member Darryl K. Sweeney Succumbs to Virus

RTO Tower Operator and Executive Board member Darryl K. Sweeney passed away this morning, 4/11/2020, at Jamaica Hospital due to COVID-19. He was 58 years old. Darryl first got sick on March 20th.

He was born on 10/19/1961 and was a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY. He joined the Transit Authority in 2006 as a Station Agent, before being promoted to Tower Operator. He worked the midnight shift at East New York Master Tower. Darryl was elected to the Local 100 Executive Board in December 2018, on his first try as one of eight E Board members for RTO. In his spare time, Darryl enjoyed martial arts, playing chess, traveling, and volunteering to help families in need. Darryl served in the U. S. Navy in the 1980s, and was honorably discharged.

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Emmanuel Jacob, ENY Bus Operator, Passes

The men and women of East New York Depot are mourning the death to the Coronavirus of Bus Operator Emmanuel Jacob.  He was 60 years old and had 20 years on the job. 

Depot Vice Chair Javier Oquendo said that Brother Jacob “was a great person to work with.  He was always upbeat, always in a good mood. He was great in the swing room, loved to play pool and was good at it.  It earned him the nickname ‘Jake the Snake.’  He was always joking with the other drivers.  Everyone knew him and liked him.  This hits hard.”

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