Updated on August 1, 2015
At yesterday's PERB conference the parties agree to the terms of a Representation Election for the MSIIs. The tentative dates for the election are as follows:
September 2nd - the ballots will be mailed out
September 10th - call-in date for MSII who haven't received a ballot
September 29th - deadline for ballots to be returned
October 7th - Ballot count
Transport Workers Union Local 106
Transit Supervisors Organization
is your only real choice in the MSII Representation Election.
It is unconscionable that the Authority “promotes” you to an MSII and then takes away some of the benefits that you had when you were an MSI just because you are now non-represented. We believe the MSIIs are entitled to at least all the pay and benefits of the employees they supervise, including:
- Negotiated wage increases and retroactivity
- Full night differential
- Longevity payments
- Maintenance Bonus – currently $600
- Meal Allowances
- Option of banking/cashing out OTO time
- Increase in AVA Bank
- Birthday as a Holidays
- Increase in the OT Cap
- Additional Sick Leave
- Improved Sick Leave Cash Out benefit
- Increase in Life/Accidental Death Insurance Benefit
- Commuter Railroad Pass
- Medical Contribution
- Increase in Medical Opt-out bonus
Over the past five years, we have negotiated or arbitrated eleven collective bargaining agreements, including a historic initial contract for the MTA Bus Supervisors that included raises of over 43% and over 100k in retroactive payments to many of our members. In all of these agreements, we were able to make a number of improve in wages and benefits for our members without any give backs. This was accomplished not by accident, but through our planning, hard work, experience, and the relationships that we have built with management over the years. In addition to our track record in settling contract we also have vast experience in administering the contracts that we negotiate. That includes protecting our member’s contractual rights, filing grievances, and representing our members in disciplinary actions. Our arbitration success rate is second to none in the Authority.
The Transit Supervisors Organization was established in 1954, making us the oldest and most experienced Supervisors Organization on the property. In 1997 we affiliated with the Transport Workers Union International and became Transport Workers Union Local 106 - Transit Supervisors Organization. Our affiliation with the International Union has given us access to a wealth of resources that independent unions just don’t have. Throughout our proud and distinguished history, we have continuously fought for our members’ rights and dignity and have been the leader in negotiating pay and benefit improvements for all supervisors. Our record clearly demonstrates our dedication and determination to make this job better for our members and their families.
Thank you for considering having Transport Workers Union Local 106 - Transit Supervisors Organization becoming your bargaining representative and we hope you take the time to vote in the upcoming representation election because having experienced union officers at the bargaining table will make the difference in achieving a fair, just and equitable contract.