Mace Attack at Grand Central Sickens Riders, Conductors

The Daily News reported today on an incident in which one rider used a chemical spray in the transit system. Local 100 President Tony Utano, commenting on the incident -- in which four platform conductors were affected by mace-like fumes -- took a shot at editorial writers and columnists who have suggested MTA budget gaps be balanced on the backs of workers.

“The next time an editorial writer or a columnist wants to suggest transit workers take a wage freeze, they should first remember incidents like this,” Utano said. “Transit workers are on the front lines and face hazards all the time.”

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