MTA Approves Contract

Local 100 also will publicize those details in the coming weeks. Two greatly improved benefits are in effect right now: expanded maternity leave and paternity leave. Mothers can now take 12 weeks paid leave after childbirth to care for a newborn, up from two weeks. Fathers can take 4 weeks, double the previous allotment. Contract implementation updates will be posted on the union website – – and Social Media. The independent American Arbitration Association carried out the mailing and counting of ballots for the ratification. AAA announced the vote tally on Monday: 68.75% voted “Yes” and 31.25% voted “No.” The agreement includes nearly 10% raises over three years; medical coverage for the widows, widowers, and children of our COVID-19 victims; and more money from the MTA to improve dental and vision care.