Transit workers rally in Brooklyn Heights over contract deal
Some transit workers rallied Friday in Brooklyn Heights in protest of the contract struck between their union and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
According to the Transit Workers Union, the new agreement would see two raises of 2.5 percent over the next two years. But those protesting say they are being duped, and that the contract the union is selling as a win for workers is actually holding them back.
Workers criticize the union for a lack of transparency, saying the details of the contract are not nearly as appealing as the brochure of bullet points the union is circulating to drum up support for the agreement.
The deadline to vote on the new contract has been pushed back from Feb. 10 to Feb. 15. A simple majority is needed for approval.