The MTA prefers to bargain in secret, but the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 has a list of what it says are the MTA’s demands for the next three-year contract for New York City subway and bus workers. The current contract expires next Sunday.
Here are some of the productivity requests:
“Cleaners may be required to clean and lubricate bus parts, measure tire pressure and assist changing flat tires, fuel buses, and perform other fingertip maintenance ….”
“All Cleaners will be required to perform routine household maintenance chores including but not limited to unclogging toilets, replacing light bulbs, spot painting and removing graffiti.”
“Eliminate the eight (8) hour work day guarantee/requirement for up to 20% of Train Operators, Conductors, and Tower Operators.”
“Elevator and escalator routine maintenance work may be farmed out to the extent current not permitted.”
“Establish a four (4) day week [with longer hours] in Track Construction.”