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.”

The rest is here.

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