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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.

MTA Bus Contract

*** UPDATE AUGUST 15, 2014 ***

Yesterday, the MTA informed us that they are still in discussions with the City over our MTA Bus Contract.   In response to this, I have written a letter to the mediator requesting that she reconvene the parties to either execute a contract or declare an impasse and move forward with the statutory arbitration proceedings.  As soon as the mediator schedules a date we will let everyone know.


Despite our best efforts, we will not be able to get a signed agreement to our members in time for the July Board meeting.  However, we have made significant progress in obtaining the approvals and commitments needed to execute a final agreement.  In response to our letter to the mediator, the MTA has requested an additional 30 day extension to finalize the contract.  As of yet, the mediator has not responded to their request.

Both parties have done everything within their control to get the final signoffs on this agreement, but as we all know, since the City back funds the MTA Bus operations we need their approval as well.  Thus far, the MTA has received positive feedback from both the City and the Board members, and has reassured us they remain fully committed to resolving this contract as soon as possible. 

Once we have a signed agreement, we will make the full contract available to the members.  We will then schedule information meeting(s) to fully explain the contract followed by a mail ballot ratification vote.  If the contract is ratified, we will begin meeting with the Company to discuss and prepare for the implementation of this agreement.


On Friday, May 16, the Company and Union met before Kim D. Moore-Ward, the mediator designated by PERB, to hear our contract impasse.  After meeting with both sides separately, the mediator issued her recommendations in the dispute.  The Company argued that if TWU Local 100 ratifies their agreement on May 19th this will drastically change the negotiating landscape.  We pointed out that the contract impasse we filed was for the previous rounds of negotiation, so Local 100's current contract should have nothing to do with our impasse and that we see this as another delay tactic by the Company,  We insisted that if the mediator orders us back to the table there should be strict time limits imposed on the Company to reach an agreement on the contract.  With that, the mediator recommended that the parties report back to her in thirty days to update her on our progress in reaching an agreement.  If the parties are making progress, she will allow an additional thirty days for us to reach an agreement.  If at any time during the additional thirty day period we believe we are not going to reach an agreement on the contract, we will contact the mediator and insist that mediation be reconvened immediately.

Local 100 did ratify their agreement earlier today, and we are now in the process of scheduling meetings with the Company.  I would also like to have a Unit meeting within the next few weeks to update everyone on our progress.


Legislators Right A Wrong, Let Left-Out Vets Buy Back Time

By SARAH DORSEY | Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 5:30 pm

NOT VETERAN ENOUGH FOR PENSION BUYBACK? Robert Browne, now a Long Island Public School Teacher, sits on a bunker at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan during a tour in 2004. Though he has 28 years’ combined active and reserve experience in the U.S. Army, he was denied the chance to buy three years of pension credits because his service abroad during the Cold War and in Afghanistan didn’t quality under state law. For two years, he has advocated for all veterans to be granted the benefit.

Ruling Against Union Fees Contains Damage to Labor

By STEVEN GREENHOUSEJUNE 30, 2014

The Supreme Court dealt a limited blow to organized labor on Monday by ruling that some government employees did not have to pay any fees to the unions representing them. But the court declined to strike down a decades-old precedent that required many public sector workers to pay union fees. Writing for the 5-to-4 majority, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. concluded that there was a category of government employees — a partial public employee — who can opt out of joining a union and not be required to contribute union fees.

Retroactive Wage Adjustment Portal Information

*** UPDATE JULY 7, 2014 ***

Retiree RWA data is NOW available on the BSC Self Serve Portal.

If you elected to make a deferral and that deferral was not taken out of your Retro Check, DO NOT cash the check and contact the Union office as soon as possible.


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

  • Retiree's and Inactive employee's retroactive payments will be issued on July 3rd.

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

Station Supervisors Level II Contract

*** UPDATE - JUNE 25, 2014 ***

Today, the MTA Board ratified the Station Supervisor Level II agreement. 

We will schedule an implementation meeting with the Authority as soon as possible.  Once we agree on an implementation schedule we will post it here.


I happy to announce we have reached an eight-year collective bargaining agreement with the Transit Authority that runs from March 2010 through April 2018.

The agreement includes all of the pattern raises that Local 100 had achieved in their last two contracts with full retroactivity.  We maintained all of our current health benefits with no changes to our healthcare contribution formula and have included a re-opener clause that will give us the ability to negotiate future improvements in our dental and vision benefits.  Our agreement increases our life insurance benefit from $5,000 to $25,000, and our line of duty death benefit from $50,000 to $250,000.  But, the most significant gain we were able to achieve in this agreement was the inclusion of an additional sick leave provision.

This contract took us a couple of months longer to negotiate then we had anticipated, but in the end, we were able to reach an agreement that includes all of the Local 100 raises without having to go to arbitration.  In the next few days you will receive a ratification ballot in the mail.  Please take the time to fill it out and return your ballot to the PO Box by Friday, June 20th.  Once the agreement is ratified by the members It will then go the MTA Board for approval on Wednesday, June 25th.

I would like to thank everyone for their patience during these negotiations and I hope that everyone will vote to ratify this agreement.

Important Information about the OA/TA Data Breach

The New York City Transit Authority as an employer has an absolute obligation to protect and secure all their employees personal information. This incident of a computer disk being found with employees personal information on it shows the total lack of proper procedure when it comes to the handling of our personal information.

Even though as of March 11, 2014 the Authority has stated that there is no evidence so far that this information has been used in anyway illegally, we are joining the SSSA in demanding that the Authority pay for credit monitoring for three years and cover the cost of any damages caused by their total negligence in dealing with our members' personal information.  If this demand is denied, the unions are prepared to file a lawsuit on behalf of our members.  We are also demanding a review of how the Authority safeguards our member’s personal information and what steps will be taken by the Authority to ensure that this never happens again.  Since this computer disk contains personal information of not only Supervisors but Authority Managers, as well, we have reached out to the Transit Managers Benevolent Association (TMBA) to join us in our lawsuit if necessary.

You can take steps immediately to secure your personal information by calling the Data Breach Hotline at 844-894-8881 and they will assist you.

TWU Local 106 Rally

This morning the Union held a Rally outside of the MTA Headquarters to express our disappointment in the MTA for not allowing the Union and MTA Bus Company to enter into a long overdo collective bargaining agreement. 

Along with members from every bargaining Unit of the Union we were joined by City Council member and Chair of the Committee on Civil Service & Labor, I. Daneek Miller, TWU International Vice President and Director of the Transit Division, Jerome LaFragola, and members and officers of ATU 1181, and the TWU NY-NJ State Conference.  We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us on this very cold and windy day.

The Local President, MTA Division Chair, Robert Elznic, and Station Supervisors Level II Chair, Mike Troina addressed the MTA Board and expressed to them our disappointment and to put a face on how the members of MTA Bus have been struggling over the past nine years.  Afterwards, we spoke to Board members and the press.  We hope that they will also get our message out.

We will try and get a video posted on the website of our remarks to the Board.

MTA Board - Board Meeting - 3/26/2014

For the President's and Robert Elznic address to the Board fast forward to 02:30

For Mike Troina's address to the Board fast forward to 17:30

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