NYC Transit workers reject new contract

The union that brought New York City transit to a screeching halt for three days last month voted down a new contract Friday. The workers rejected the contract by a seven-vote margin out of more than

News 12 Staff

Jan 21, 2006, 12:25 AM

Updated 6,703 days ago

Share:

NYC Transit workers reject new contract
The union that brought New York City transit to a screeching halt for three days last month voted down a new contract Friday.
The workers rejected the contract by a seven-vote margin out of more than 22,000 votes cast. The vote is a big blow to TWU President Roger Toussaint, who helped trigger the mass walkout and campaigned heavily for a yes vote.
The agreement would have provided workers with raises of 3 percent, 4 percent and 3.5 percent over the next three years. But it would have required them for the first time to contribute 1.5 percent of their salaries toward health care premiums.


More from News 12