In a Win for Transit Women, Pods Are Opened for Nursing Mothers

MAY 30 -- TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano and NYCT President Andy Byford came to the subway station at Brooklyn's Boro Hall to announce the opening of a "pod" for transit women who are nursing mothers. The union won contract language in 2017 setting up a committee to find locations for working transit women to express breast milk for their infants. There are currently two pods in the system, one at Boro Hall and the other at the Parsons Archer Station in Jamaica, Queens. In his remarks, NYCT President Byford reiterated his commitment to improve crew quarters and facilities for transit workers throughout the system.