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Union sues over MTA plan to briefly close token booths each day

Union sues over MTA plan to briefly close token booths each day
Transport Workers Union Local 100 says the daily shutdowns will leave booths unmanned for a half-hour three times a day, reducing public safety.

Transport Workers Union Local 100 says the daily shutdowns will leave booths unmanned for a half-hour three times a day, reducing public safety.“Crime is up across the city, and to take transit workers out of their jobs and leave stations totally unmanned for even a few hours a day is unconscionable on the MTA’s part, and should be immediately reversed,” said Local 100 President Tony Utano.Ribeiro/for New York Daily News) The 185 workers to be eliminated are “lunch relief” station agents, Local 100 says.xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> IPHONE theft accuser speaks out An MTA plan to eliminate 185 subway jobs by shutting down token booths when station agents take lunch breaks drew a lawsuit by the workers’ union.

Every day, the lunch relief workers stop by six to eight token booths to cover for clerks taking their half-hour lunch breaks, says the union.When the lunch relief jobs are cut, “for between 1,110 and 1,480 half hour periods each week, booths in every subway station will be locked and closed,” the union says.

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