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Senate finally confirms Prendergast as MTA chief

By Benjamin Kabak

It’s been nearly six months since Joe Lhota resigned as MTA Chairman and CEO, and after waiting out a slow nomination process and an even slower confirmation process, the MTA finally has a new permanent leader. This evening, the New York State Senate voted to confirm Tom Prendergast as the Chairman and Chief Executive Office of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Prendergast, the former president of New York City Transit, had been serving as the interim executive director since Lhota stepped down to run for mayor on January 1, but the Senate waited until the final day of their legislative session to confirm the nomination.

The Chief-Leader Editor Richard Steier
The Chief-Leader Editor Richard Steier

Editorial: A Proposition for TWU

RICHARD STEIER | Posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 5:00 pm

For argument’s sake, give Tony Aiken, the Bus Operator and veteran union official found guilty of sexually harassing supervisor Tulani Melendez, the benefit of the doubt for all the alleged remarks she was offended by but which he said he never made.

Then consider what he admitted to saying when interviewed by this newspaper’s Sarah Dorsey: that in Ms. Melendez’s presence he had once laid his wallet down, gestured toward her, and said, “I’d give all this for that.” He said that he intended this in a “polite, joking, complimentary” way.

MTA Bus & MSII Contract Negotiations

TWU Local 106 Partners with CardiacScan

The Union has partnered with CardiacScan to provide discounted screening service for our members and their family.  We are scheduling Screening Days in Queens, Bronx and Manhattan.  Check the events calendar and sign-up for this valuable and lifesaving service. Remember, we are offing the first 100 members (only) who sign-up for these services a $25 voucher to be used towards the cost of the screening.  Call 1-888-518-2810 to schedule an appointment today.

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