Current News from the MTA LC

MAY, 2012 -- 3,000 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Locals 726 (Staten Island) and 1056 (Queens) are getting the same 3-year deal that TWU Local 100 won in arbitration. Just like the MTA did with Local 100, it tried to twist the ATU’s arms to get them to make concessions before the arbitrator ruled. But ATU leaders toughed it out and did not agree to what the MTA was demanding – two zeros at the end of a five-year deal along with concessions on overtime.

On the issue of the MTA’s ability to pay, the tri-partite panel came down on the side of the unions. The panel sharply disagreed with the MTA’s cupboard-is-bare argument, asserting that the Authority could tap reserves, money slated for capital construction projects, and get savings from low interest rates through debt refinancing. Funny, these are just the points that TWU Local 100 has been making in our ongoing negotiations.

Now that the arbitrators have spoken (the vote was 2-1, with the Union and management on opposite sides, with the impartial third party, George Nicolau, casting the deciding vote), attention turns to the next step: negotiating a fair wage and benefits package for this contract round. Read the arbitrators' decision here.

Affiliated Unions

Representing 34,000 employees at New York City Transit Subways and Buses.
Representing Bus Operators and Maintainers in Staten Island.
Representing Bus Operators and Maintainers on select routes in Queens.
Representing the architects, project managers, and design professionals of New York City Transit
Representing Staten Island railway employees
We are Local Lodge 754 of the "International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers" union working for the Long Island Railroad. We are currently 300 members strong. As we move into the 21st century we look to expand our membership well beyond that number.
We are a labor union that proudly celebrates over 100 years of service, both on and off the job, to thousands of workers and their families. Our members can be found working in a variety of occupational fields among both private and public employers throughout the United States. Although our name has remained basically the same since 1899 our representational goals, procedures and tools are continuously reviewed and improved to stay abreast of the changing corporate and political climate which everyone of us face each working day
Bridge & Tunnel Officers are New York State Peace Officers, who patrol New York City's Toll Bridges & Tunnels. Bridge & Tunnel Officers are a unique group of dedicated, highly trained men and women who serve and protect the New York metro area motoring public. Bridge & Tunnel Officers are a multi-task force performing law enforcement, firefighting, emergency rescue, revenuecontrol/EZ PASS and public service functions for MTA Bridges & Tunnels.
We work as Bridge & Tunnel Maintainers, Custodial Assistants and Stock Workers. Local 1931 members work in a variety of job titles and at different levels. We work in the MTA Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
We represent Bus Operators and Maintainers working in Queens, New York.
We represent first-level supervisors working for MaBSTOA
Representing the Superior Officers Benevolent Association of the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority.
Local 252 was chartered originally on August 1, 1946. At that time, the lines represented were Rockville Centre Bus, Long Beach Bus, Bee Bus and Utility Lines. Various other lines were organized through the years, many of which went out of business or were taken over by other entities. We currently represent over 3,500 members at Courtesy Bus, First Student, Inc., Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc., Suffolk Bus Corporation, NICE Bus, operated by Veolia Transportation (formerly MTA Long Island Bus) and NICE Paratransit. Our members are made up of transit operators, school bus drivers, van drivers, matrons, Para-transit operators and mechanics.
Local 1181 is the largest local in the United States for the Amalgamated Transit Union. It represents Drivers, Escorts, and Mechanics in New York City, Westchester County and Long Island.
We are Clerical Associates, Secretaries, Cashiers, Customer Service Specialists, Principal Administrative Associates, Auditors of Accounts, Purchasing Agents and Computer Associates working for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Local 1655 members work in a variety of job titles and at different levels