MotormanMike 0 Posted October 14, 2009 Share #1 Posted October 14, 2009 Just a question to all my fellow motormen on this site. If it were possible to form a union just for train operators , and no longer be part of the TWU , would you support such a move , be against it , and why? In my mind I think the MTA and the state would be much more flexible and willing to work with us as a separate union. We are indispensable to this system since we actually move the trains. Although all the support positions , track workers , cleaners , station agents , RCI's , mechanics , etc. play a very important role in the system the bottom line is without people moving the trains there would be no functioning system. I think the MTA would be willing to give train operators what they want within reason , and I think the public would support that. I think where the problem with things comes in is when it comes time for the MTA and public to open the wallets to pay for non-technical (Eg RCI's) support positions , like paying a cleaner $20+ an hour. I'm not saying anybody down here doesn't deserve their pay rate or doesn't work hard , but you can understand where I'm going with the question. On the other hand , there is strength in numbers and although I'm not sure exactly on the #'s I think T/O's make up less than 10% of TWU membership. Just curious what you all would think about having our own union. Good idea or bad? :tup: or :tdown: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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