Its official, The TWA (union that controls the workers for the MTA) authorized the strike.. and its going on. Announced at 3 am this morning.
Either or, last Strike was 25 years ago in NYC, shutdown for nearly a month. Union disputes that they should have a share of the over 1 BILLION dollars the MTA took in extra (its expected the MTA took in Well over 1 Billion, TWA's guess is they underreported by over 100 million). Also qoutes wanting better healthcare, and stable pension plans.
Its not the first time the MTA cooked the books and hid cash. (hid about 500 million a year or 2 ago, this was done in order for the MTA to get a fair hike) http://www.nydailynews.com/news/loca...4p-71918c.html
http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/ (news is in the scrolly).