Dec 20 2005, 05:20 AM
just found out they are striking... no buses or subway... not that i take either... lol but so you guys know
Dec 20 2005, 08:41 AM
lol... yeah while I awaited the MTA/Union decision last night, I gave up at 1 cause it just looked like they were going to talk but I wake up this morning and sudden felt this sense of joy and when I turned on the TV to find out the strike was on, I knew why... and the plus side is that my finals are pushed back... major plus there...
Dec 20 2005, 12:18 PM
Dec 20 2005, 06:14 PM
Just got back home & oh my God, the rush hour traffic around Queens local roads are pretty insane. It took me about 20 minutes just to pass few blocks.
Dec 20 2005, 09:39 PM
It's a good thing that I live in the city... so it doesn't really affect me. The Chinese van pretty much gets you to most of the chinese neighborhood in Queens and Brooklyn. I didn't even come home last night. I just stay out from 6pm till this afternoon.
Dec 23 2005, 12:44 AM
Such a fu-king hassle the last couple of days. thank goodness it's over.
Dec 23 2005, 02:16 AM
Yeah I'm glad it's finally over.. The Union workers are definitely greedy. They're making more than most people in NY, and should be lucky that they have a job and can retire at 60.
Dec 25 2005, 07:01 PM
They're working really hard and if you consider the tax increase and the places they live, they really don't make much.
Jan 1 2006, 05:58 AM
i agree with ben... the workers are fuken greedy... they already make a lot for what they are doing... they fricken drive buses!! and they make like 40gs i think... you dont need any education what so ever and they make more or the same as teachers which educate the future kids and still go to school while teaching...
Jan 16 2006, 10:09 AM
it was FUN =)
i walked over the bridge to go to school
i never had this much fun at school before lols
there were like 6 people per class ^^
Feb 21 2006, 05:22 PM
The transit strike happened on such bad timing for me. I had finals during that week and for three days, I spent two hours each morning walking to my campus and two hours in the evening walking home.
Feb 23 2006, 04:27 PM
I think the Union did the right thing. They stood up for what they believed in.
How fast did the public forget that the mta said they were in the red? An investigation into mta's books showed a 500 million surplus. The union didn't renegotiate even though the mta bargained in bad fate in the last contract.
I saw their contract. Not much of a raise after health contributions. W/o the health deductions, they averaged an extra .73 cents per hour more w/ the raise BEFORE TAXES.
How many people out there work for crappy pay and never got a raise in years? Did you ever ask for one? The employer benefits from your backbreaking work and all you get is crap?
Why should greedy employers reap the benefits on their sweat. We live in a society where the rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer. There is no middle class. The workers are in a system that runs 24 hours, 365 days a year. No holidays off, just another day of getting millions of people to where they gotta go. In short, they're just like us working stiffs.
Feb 23 2006, 04:31 PM
Oh, did I forget to mention that the average transit worker who does make it to retirement usually dies in less the 5 years due to health problems. I guess being exposed to all the steel dust and crap underground for long periods on time can do that.
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