News From: MTA

by Jeffrey Klein | on Dec 23, 2015

Despite disciplines, union railroad successes

On behalf of your elected officers I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Joyful Holiday Season!Another year is winding down with the new year quickly approaching. It has been a...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 14, 2015

Risking arrest for doing their jobs

MTA bus drivers, members of TWU Local 100 say they are being treated unfairly under Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths. The United Federation of Teachers, DC-37 and...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 17, 2014

LIBN Column: Silent majority resists classic media sensationalism

Ever heard of the “silent majority?” In the wacky, unpredictable world of public relations, it can be what motivates you to keep fighting the good fight, even when it seems like no one is...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 11, 2014

MTA's New Official Logo

Special thanks to UCOMM Radio Nation super-fan  @nickgeorgianis for tweeting this pic at us. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. The LIRR Unions are working their hardest to...

by Jeffrey Klein | on Jul 07, 2014

IBEW Local 589 launches their new website

We are proud to announce the debut of our new mobile friendly website! It has a lot of new features, and looks great on PC's, tablets and smartphones and is extremely interactive. It is very...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 27, 2014

UCOMM Photo Journalism

CWA Local 1104 lent their support to the LIRR unions at their June 21st rally at the Massepequa Train Station. Over 2,500 attended the rally. A strike is planned for July 20th but the unions are...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jun 20, 2014

A National Spotlight?

The above targeted mass-email was sent out earlier this week by the AFL-CIO to union members from all walks of life promoting this Saturday's Rally in support of the battle-hardened LIRR workers...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 27, 2014

LaGrange LIBN Column: Unions Want Respect

Are your employees talking union? Are you a union employer whose worker bees are constantly fighting you?Chances are, most of your W2s are not griping about wages and benefits. The main reason...

by Jeffrey Klein | on May 21, 2014

IBEW 589 on the LIRR; Take off the gloves!

Brothers and Sisters, with the good news that emanated from PEB 245's decision I want to remind all of you that this is not the time to sit back and bask in our victory. To the contrary, now is...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 02, 2014

Workin' to avoid a work stoppage

We got a release from a few unions at the Long Island Rail Road. The second Presidential Emergency Board was held with the MTA and the LIRR. The LIRR was able to provide expert testimony that the MTA...

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