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2009-11-04 12:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While other issues remain unsettled, the key issue is pensions and how worker pensions will be funded. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has under-funded member's pensions for more than 20 years. SEPTA's board is demanding that TWU members pay for a greater share of their pension to make up for their mismanagement of the plan. Meanwhile SEPTA is increasing pension benefits for managers who make lower contributions...

2006-01-20 17:31:44

By Joan Gralla and Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Transport Workers Union, which shut down the New York subway and bus system for three days during the Christmas shopping season, has narrowly rejected the contract offer recommended by union leaders. The offer from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which required a simple majority vote to ratify, was rejected 11,234 to 11,227, Union leader Roger Toussaint told a televised news conference. Toussaint said it was "back to...

2006-01-20 16:43:05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Transport Workers Union, which shut down the New York subway and bus system for three days during the Christmas shopping season, has narrowly rejected the contract offer recommended by union leaders. The offer from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which required a simple majority vote to ratify, was rejected by just seven votes out of more than 22,000 votes cast, a union official who asked not to be identified told Reuters on Friday. The tally was...

2005-12-28 07:56:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The executive board of New York's Transport Workers Union voted to accept a new contract on Tuesday, the union's leader said, after a dispute that brought the city's subways and buses to a standstill last week. The union's board "voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed contract," Transport Workers Union Local 100 leader Roger Toussaint said at a televised news conference. The new contract, which must be ratified by the union's 34,000 members, provides for...

2005-12-28 00:50:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The executive board of New York's Transport Workers Union voted to accept a new contract on Tuesday, the union's leader said, after a dispute that brought the city's subways and buses to a standstill last week. The union's board "voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed contract," Transport Workers Union Local 100 leader Roger Toussaint said at a televised news conference. The new contract, which must be ratified by the union's 34,000 members, provides for...

2005-12-27 23:52:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The executive board of New York's Transport Workers Union voted to accept a new contract on Tuesday, the union's leader said, after a dispute that brought the city's subways and buses to a standstill last week. The union's board "voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed contract," Transport Workers Union Local 100 leader Roger Toussaint said at a televised news conference. The new contract, which must be ratified by the union's 34,000 members, provides for...

2005-12-23 08:34:22

By Chris Reese and Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Subway trains and buses were rolling again in New York on Friday after transit workers ended a three-day strike that caused havoc in America's most populous city at the height of the holiday season and which may have cost the economy $1 billion. "Thank God," said Patrick Cunningham, who works on Wall Street, in a sentiment echoed by millions of New Yorkers who had struggled without the subways and buses that normally carry 7...

2005-12-23 03:22:06

By Chris Reese and Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Subway trains and buses were rolling again in New York on Friday after transit workers ended a three-day strike that caused havoc in America's most populous city at the height of the holiday season and which may have cost the economy $1 billion. "Thank God," said Patrick Cunningham, who works on Wall Street, in a sentiment echoed by millions of New Yorkers who had struggled without the subways and buses that normally carry 7...

2005-12-22 15:59:33

By Chris Reese and Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York transit workers on Thursday called off a three-day subway and bus strike that caused havoc in America's most populous city at the height of the holiday season and which may have cost the economy $1 billion. "They'll go back right away," Transport Workers Union Local 100 leader Roger Toussaint told reporters after the union's executive board voted overwhelmingly to end the strike after mediation by a state labor board....


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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