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OA/CRT - TA Contract Implementation Update

These are the tentative dates for the General Wage Increases (GWI) and Retroactive Wage Accrual (RWA):

  • the GWI will be in the March 12th pay checks
    • the RWA will be paid on April 9th
  • You will be allowed to defer our RWA. The deadline for deferral will be March 9th.

We will post more information as it becomes available.


On Thursday, January 22nd the...

MTA Board Approved the OA &  TA Contracts

We will post information on the wage increase and retroactive payment dates as soon as that information is available.


On Friday, January 16th the...

OA/CRT Contract was ratified by over 90% of the vote

223 to 21

TA Queens Contract was ratified by over 95% of the vote

54 to 2

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the vote.

The contract will now go to the MTA Board on Thursday, January 22nd for final approval.  Once the contract is approved by the Board we will begin discussions on improvements to our dental and vision plans.


2013 - 2018 OA Agreement

2013 - 2018 TA Agreement

Mother Clara Hale Depot Arbitration Award

On December 17th the parties appeared before the Arbitrator to clarify and discuss issues that were not addressed in the original arbitration award.  If there was any doubt in the original award that MCH depot is an OA depot the supplemental award CONFIRMS that MCH is an OA DEPOT!


This decision is a historic victory for our Union because the award confirms our position that with the closing of 126th Street Depot all of the supervisory work in Manhattan should become TSO represented work.  The decision also recognized the concerns raised by the SSSA in that displacing long-term employees will negatively impacted those employees by not allowing them to continue to work in Manhattan.

The outcome of this award is dramatically different from where we began in this dispute.  Initially, the Authority took the position that they were going to transfer 126th Street work and the SSSA supervisors into MCH depot, as well as them retaining all of their Road Control positions. This caused us to file two grievances.  We then attempted to negotiate a resolution where we would eventually get all of the SSSA’s work in Manhattan.  Throughout these negotiations, it was our strategy to be reasonable and flexible.  After months of negotiation, we failed to reach an agreement, but we did succeed in getting the Authority to abandon their plan to transfer the 126th Street work into MCH depot.  Once we got this agreement from them, we then agreed to a tri-lateral arbitration that would be heard by Howard Edelman.

It is clear from his decision that our strategy worked to our advantage in this proceeding, and as a result of this award, the Authority will no longer hire any new TA supervisors to work in Manhattan.  Our Union will eventually gain nearly 60 additional jobs for our members, and for the first time in the history of this great Organization, we will represent all of the supervisory work in Manhattan!

If you would like a copy of the award, please contact the Union office.

2013 - 2018 MTA Bus Contract


The Union will begin contract negotiations with the Company on January 28th. The union is fully committed to obtaining wage and benefits parity with supervisors in the OA and TA.

Arbitrator Restores 8 Hour Rule for Supervisors

Arbitrator, Howard Edelman recently issued a decision agreeing with the Union's position and restored how the Authority applies the eight hour rule to Dispatcher.  In February of this year the Authority unilaterally changed the way they applied the eight hour rule to Dispatchers and we filed a grievance.  After many Authority adjournments and delays the grievance was finally heard by Howard Edelman, and on November 6th he issued his award.  If there are any members who believe they were denied overtime because of the misapplication of the eight hour rule, please contact your Chairperson and let them know.

If you would like a copy of the award, please contact the Union office.

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