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RR WORKERS: WE WON'T BE SCABBING ^ | 12/14/02 | Joe McGurk

Posted on 12/14/2002 3:20:53 AM PST by Dec31,1999


By JOE McGURK --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

December 14, 2002 -- Some workers on the MTA's commuter railroads say they won't pitch in to help if city subway and bus workers walk out Monday. Leaders of 14 Metro-North Railroad unions met in New Haven yesterday to voice support the possible Transit Authority strike.

"The MTA has not made a reasonable proposal, and it's time for all principals to join the negotiation process and put forth a fair offer," said a statement from the unions.

Thousands of engineers, conductors and other suburban railway workers may get crushed with commuters if there's a strike, and the MTA is considering adding extra trains into the city.

Chris Silvera, who represents Teamsters who work for Metro North, said his men won't lift a finger to help.

"They're not going to use us as strike breakers," Silvera said.

"No decent union guy would put himself in a position to be used as a scab and work on extra trains."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: transitstrike
All those people with the nice pearly white teeth at the expense of the taxpayers demand more... Or they'll paralyze the city!
1 posted on 12/14/2002 3:20:53 AM PST by Dec31,1999
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