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Media Links - June 30, 2010

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Your Union Will Not Abandon You

Help Desk for Laid Off Members

Local 100 has established a "HELP DESK" to provide you with a continuing resource to ensure that your Seniority and Civil Service rights are protected.

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President Samuelsen with Senator Dilan
President Samuelsen with Senator Dilan

State Senate passes moratorium on booth closings

By a 46-15 margin, the New York State Senate has passed a bill that would place a moratorium on booth closings pending a study on the implications for security against terrorist and criminal activity. The bill also outlines conditions under which trains in passenger service must be fully crewed with both a Train Operator and a Conductor.

This bill, whose lead sponsor is Senate Transportation Committee Chair Martin Dilan, has a counterpart now pending in the Assembly, sponsored by Assembly Member Keith Wright and 16 others. The Assembly version has now had its third reading, a required step before it can be put to a vote.

The passage of this bill by the Senate - which failed to pass a similar bill several years earlier - is an important victory for transit workers and our riders. The Senators who stepped up for safety and security deserve acknowledgement.

The Senate has gotten the ball rolling. To finish the job, the Assembly needs to pass  Bill 1483A .

Media Links - June 29, 2010

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Media Links - June 28, 2010

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War on Public Workers

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Judge Sets July 22 Hearing in Disabled Lawsuit

Friday, June 25, 2010 -- Court papers were filed today by the Strazzullo Law Firm on behalf of three disabled Bay Ridge residents in conjunction with City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge) and State Senator Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge). The court filing, on behalf of Jean Ryan, Pamela Talkovsky, and Jen Halbert, sought to enjoin the MTA and New York City Transit from going ahead with scheduled June 27 service cuts including the B2, B4, B16, B23, B31, B64, X27, X37, and X37 lines. After a hearing before Judge Kenneth Sherman, a July 22 date was set to hear arguments.
 

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Media Links - June 25, 2010

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Your Union Will Not Abandon You

Help Desk for Laid Off Members

 

Local 100 has established a "HELP DESK" to provide you with a continuing resource to ensure that your Seniority and Civil Service rights are protected.

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Gertrude Taylor holds photos of her brother Alvin Taylor, who is currently on tour of duty in Afghanistan and is facing losing his job as an MTA bus driver.
Gertrude Taylor holds photos of her brother Alvin Taylor, who is currently on tour of duty in Afghanistan and is facing losing his job as an MTA bus driver.

MTA layoffs: Bus drivers fighting in Iraq War get rude 'Welcome Home'

Two city bus drivers who were sent to war in Iraq and Afghanistan are getting pink slips instead of yellow ribbons.

Sgts. Alvin Taylor and Anddy (Angel) Moreno, bus drivers called up to serve overseas, are set to lose their civilian jobs this weekend as part of massive transit budget cuts.

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