Negotiate a Fair Contract with NYC Transit Workers
  • Petitioned Thomas Prendergast

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MTA CEO
Thomas Prendergast

Negotiate a Fair Contract with NYC Transit Workers

    1. Petition by

      TWU Local 100

As we approach the one year anniversary of Super Storm Sandy, New York City transit workers are rapidly and steadily “fixing and fortifying” New York’s Public Subway and Bus system. When Sandy hit transit, workers immediately began the arduous task of pumping out tunnels, repairing train signals, rebuilding railroad tracks, and getting buses back on the roads. Some service was up within hours; most within days. Transit Workers got New York moving: protecting our economy from the devastating effects of an extended loss of public transit.

Through two major hurricanes, crushing snowstorms, and blistering heat and blackouts, Transit Workers have dedicated themselves to keeping New York moving despite working without a contract. Now they are seeking a fair and reasonable contract that has wages which keep pace with the cost of living.

Sign this petition and show that you support New York City’s transit workers and their commitment to keep New York moving.

To:
Thomas Prendergast, MTA CEO
Please negotiate a fair contract with NYC Transit Workers. After their heroic response to Hurricane Sandy, and their remarkable efforts in rebuilding the transit system, I believe they should receive a raise that keeps up with the cost of living.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. VIDEO: John Samuelsen Speaks Out on Anniversary of Sandy

      Local 100 President John Samuelsen had some powerful words about the value of transit workers to NYC's post-Sandy recovery, at our rally in front of the MTA's 2 Broadway offices. Check it out:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2BWeTjeb7o

      Thank you to the thousands who came out to support us. Keep gathering those signatures!

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. Bus Operators Say, Count Us in for the Oct. 29 Rally for a Fair Contract

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pHXRy62nDE

      TA Surface VP JP Patafio recently talked to Bus Operators near the new Union Hall on Montague Street in downtown Brooklyn. The consensus: we're ready to march on October 29th for a good contract. We received the City's gratitude for a job well done after Hurricane Sandy. Now, where's the money?

    5. 1,000+ signers! Help us get more at warp speed!

      Thanks to all your shares, likes and emails, our campaign for a fair contract has attracted over 1,000 signatures. Take a bow!

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    6. Reached 1,000 signatures
    7. Coverage at NY1!

      The fight for a fair contract is getting more attention in the press. Check out NY1's story: http://www.ny1.com/content/news/190566/transport-workers-union-takes-push-for-new-contract-public

      Meanwhile, we continue to make headway on our petition. If you haven't already, lend a hand by sharing this petition out using Change.org's "Share on Facebook" "Tweet" and "Email" buttons on the right side of the petition page. Every bit counts!

    8. 500 signatures!

      We've accumulated 500 signatures in only a few days. Let's see how fast we can get to 1,000! Share this petition out on Facebook, Twitter, and on Pinterest and get your friends involved for the cause!

    9. Reached 500 signatures
    10. Searching the tunnels

      Our workforce's roots in the community and actions for the greater good didn't start with Sandy, and they certainly won't end there. Check out how track workers helped search for missing child Avonte Oquendo, from the perspective of track worker Tom Roberto:

      http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/search-missing-autistic-boy-hits-home-mta-worker-article-1.1484475

      If you appreciate the hard work transit workers put in, providing an essential service safely day after day, make sure to share this petition with your friends and family!

    11. Reached 250 signatures
    12. VIDEO: Transit Workers Stood Up to Sandy

      Check out our new video here! http://youtu.be/usbGRCNxUxM

      Local 100 has launched a major paid media campaign to support the union’s efforts to win a new contract for transit workers. The ads highlight the role transit workers played in quickly restoring service after Hurricane Sandy, and rebuilding the severely damaged sections of the system over this past year.

      One-minute radio spots began airing this week during the AM and PM peak drive-time periods on the major news and talk radio stations including 1010 WINS, CBS 880, WOR 710 and ABC 770. The campaign also includes a series of digital ads on key Internet outlets.

    13. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Local 420 AFSCME NEW YORK, NY
      • 9 months ago

      Labor united.

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    • Michael McGriff BKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      2 billion dollars might not sound like alot 2 the ear of most people because this organization is so large but, pay attention!!....where there is 2 billion dollars found....there are more billions they're not telling us about!!!....we deserve a fair contract....CUT THE CRAP!!!

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    • John Medina MANHATTAN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      Hard working Men & Women deserve a Fair Living Wage & Contract

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    • Carmen Morales BRONX, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I recognize the hard work and the patience they have, 98.7 percent of the people are hard to deal with. They deserve it

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    • Annette Bailey SYRACUSE, NY
      • 9 months ago

      the workers deserve higher standard of living wages. they work hard and do a very important job

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