News & Information

Ebola Guidance

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), has released a three-page guidance document on Ebola Virus Disease and how workers can protect themselves. We recently met with management to discuss the MTA's readiness plan.  MTA has released the following information and guidance.

Attention OA Supervisors Enrolled in the Local 100 Dental & Vision Plans

*** Supplemental Benefits Update ***

We have reached an agreement with the Authority and members currently in the former Local 100 Supplemental Plans will be able to enroll in the Supervisors Supplemental Plans during the current open enrollment period.

We will post additional information as it becomes available.

MTA Bus Retroactive Wage Adjustment Info

*** BENEFITS & DEFERRED COMP MEETING UPDATE ***

We have scheduled two medical benefits enrollment meetings:

Meeting 1

Location: American Legion Hall, 3035 Corlear Avenue, Bronx NY

Date: Wednesday, October 29th

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Meeting 2

Location: Zion Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd, Douglaston NY

Date: Wednesday, November 5th

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

There will be benefits presentations at 11 AM and 4 PM.  Representatives from employee benefits will be there all day to answer any questions you may have.  Every member should attend one of these meetings.  Your spouse can also attend these meetings.


We have scheduled two Deferred Compensation meetings:

Meeting 1

Location: Zion Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd, Douglaston NY

Date: Tuesday, October 28th

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Meeting 2

Location: American Legion Hall, 3035 Corlear Avenue, Bronx NY

Date: Tuesday, November 4th

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

There will be Deferred Compensation presentations at 11 AM and 4 PM.  Representatives from Prudential will be there all day to answer any questions you may have.  Every member should attend one of these meetings.  Spouse can also attend these meetings


*** UPDATED 10-23-14 ***

We have confirmed that our members will be able to defer up to 100% of the Retroactive Wage Adjustment (RWA) UP TO THE DEFERRAL PLAN LIMITSAny RWA in excess of the plan limits will be paid to the member.   The BSC will be mailing out  deferral information to the members in the near future.  The process of making the deferral will, for the first time be done electronically through the BSC self service portal.  If you don't already have access to the self service portal, we suggest that you should register as soon as possible by following the instructions below.

The following information has been confirmed by the BSC:

  • The new wage rates will be in the pay check dated October 29th
  • A Separate Retroactive Payment Adjustment check will be issued on December 10th
  • The deadline for the deferral option is November 14th

Detailed information on the RWA payment will be available to every member through the BSC self service portal on the week of the RWA payment .


CLICK HERE to go to the BSC Self-Service Home page

CLICK HERE for Info to Access and Download Data on the BSC Self-Service Portal

CLICK HERE for info on Signing in to the BSC Self-Service Portal for the First Time

If you have any questions regarding the RWA payments or need information on accessing your data, please contact the Union office.

RWA Payment Worksheet

We have created an excel work sheet for the members to calculate their retroactive payment.  This will help the members decide what percentage, if any they would like to defer. To calculate your payment, you need to input the hours you worked during each pay raise period, make sure you select your correct title.  This can be done by adding up the hours on your pay checks or by checking your time cards.  The attached calculator is for members who are eligible for RWA for the entire term of the contract.  We are working on a calculator for members who were hired or appointed during the term of the contract.

The deadline for deferrals is Friday, November 14th.

Click HERE to open MTA Bus Retroactive Work Sheet.

MTA Bus Contract Update

Today the Contract was...

APPROVED!

By the MTA Board

We will post further information regarding the implementation of the contract as the information becomes available.

I would like to thanks everyone for their patience and support throughout these long and torturous negotiations.

Maximum Award To Mechanic’s Survivors Due to Diesel Fumes

By SARAH DORSEY | Posted: Monday, August 4, 2014 5:15 pm

A former Bus Mechanic’s death from lung cancer was deemed by a Judge to be related to his 28 years working amid heavy diesel fumes in a Metropolitan Transportation Authority garage, in what his widow’s attorneys believe is the first legal case to establish a link between occupational exposure to diesel emissions and cancer.

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