700 More Passengers Sign Local 100 Petitions in the “New Yorkers Deserve a Rat-free Subway” Drive

Local 100 activists turned out in force for Phase II of the union’s “New Yorkers Deserve a Rat-Free Subway” for leafleting at the 149th Street & 3rd Ave.  Station in the Bronx.  More than 700 passengers (some actually waited in line) signed the union’s petition to the MTA, which demands action to address the growing rat problem in the subways. Phase I of the campaign took place last week with a similar event at Jamaica Center Terminal in Queens.  

We have collected more than 1,500 signatures already.

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Union leaders believe that thousands of passenger signatures will force the MTA to take action.  TWU is seeking:

• more frequent trash removals from the stations;

• patching up holes in walls and floors;

• tight-fitting lids for trash storage bins.

• more cleaners.