January 15, 2013

N.Y. MTA transit union tells motormen to slow train speed

NEW YORK — Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen told New York Daily News that the union is telling motormen to slow down their trains to about 10 miles per hour to avoid hitting someone who might be on the tracks. He also told the paper that the union is hoping to save riders' lives, and save motormen from the emotional trauma of running someone over.

However, MTA management, concerned that any system slowdowns may be considered a job action, ordered union officials to stop posting notices with the message, warning they may be breaking the law. For the full story, click here.

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