May 11, 2012

Transit worker assault spike prompts summit

NEW YORK — Employees and executives of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently gathered in downtown Brooklyn for what Transport Workers Union Local 100 says is the first national conference on assaults against mass transit conductors and drivers, The New York World reported. In 2011, there were 94 physical assaults of New York City Transit bus drivers or subway workers, alongside 1,092 cases of harassment, according to MTA spokesman Charles Seaton.

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