Contract Policy Committee Develops Package For Presentation to the Executive Board

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The Local 100 Contract Policy Committee took the first big step in the campaign for a new contract with the MTA during a day-long meeting at union headquarters on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

The body is made up of approximately 130 elected representatives, including the top 11 elected officers, the majority of the Executive Board and the elected committees from the 14 Divisions covered by the MTA. President Tony Utano told the the Committee that, “the membership has put its trust in each and every one of us to represent them to the best of our ability during this contract.”

“This is what we were elected to do,” said Utano.  “It is important for us to remain one strong united force if we are to achieve a fair and reasonable contract for our members employed by the MTA.”
The Policy Committee spent the day refining and editing the hundreds of proposals gathered at all Division meetings during the month of February.  The proposals were broken into a number of categories of demands, including economic, health and welfare, departmental, grievance and discipline, safety, employee availability,  women’s committee and more.

A comprehensive set of proposals, reflecting the Policy Committee’s fine-tuning, will be presented to the Local 100 Executive Board for ratification at its next meeting. That package will then be presented to the MTA at a later date. The union’s contract with the MTA expires on May 16, 2019.