VP Robert Kelley on CBS — Assaults on Transit Workers

WATCH THIS FEATURED VIDEO: Stations Vice President Robert Kelley was interviewed in a CBS 2 investigative report focusing on assaults on transit workers which aired on October   30th. The report by reporter Tim McNicholas documents a four-year upward trend in these assaults, putting a spotlight on never-before-seen videos of bus assaults which the station obtained through public records requests.

In response to subway assaults against his members, Kelley commits to name and shame prosecutors who don't recommend tough penalties for perps and judges who give them slaps on the wrist instead of jail time. Local 100's advocacy has resulted in a surge of policing, mainly on subways, but more needs to be done.

In addition to more police in the system, the Union supports maximum penalties for those who assault transit workers as well as permanent banning from the system.