March 27, 2020 The Association and American Airlines reached an agreement on the implementation of certain elements of the JCBA until the successful ratification of these contracts yesterday. The following positions include salary, retirement and certain benefits that are most important to our membership: 1) All JCBA pay rates apply on the first Monday after […] The MTA employs approximately 24,000 workers represented by unions other than TWU20 The TWU contract generally defines the ”model” for other unions. If the collective agreements of these workers follow TWU`s salary model, they will cost the MTA $735 million from 2019 to 2023. Additional salary benefits similar to those of the TWU contract would cost an additional $45.4 million over the four years. In total, this would be $136.5 million more than the $643.9 million projected by the fiscal plan for an increase of 2%.21 (see Table 2). The MTA has taken a step in the right direction by incorporating productivity committees into the new TWU treaty. The MTA should set productivity targets and report public quarterly savings to ensure accountability, and similar committees should be established with other unions if labour reduction changes are not negotiated directly in other collective agreements. After almost five months of intense negotiations, in the midst of a national crisis and protests, Local 252 reached a preliminary agreement with Transdev on 3 June, which guarantees large profits to its transit members. ”It was a long struggle, with 13 sessions during a pandemic, New York State and Nassau County in poverty with little […] Please read the following preliminary agreements: Fleet Service Mechanic – Maintenance Control Related Maintenance Technician Logistics Maintenance Specialists – Maintenance Specialist Planners If the MTA negotiates similar agreements (and savings) with its other bargaining units, it will cost $11.7 million more than expected in the financial plan. In order to maintain the neutrality of the financial plan`s effects, the agreements should include greater savings, including changes to labour rules, to offset the effects of these increased costs. In addition, the Employment Services Productivity Committees established by the TWU Treaty should set productivity targets and report public quarterly on savings to ensure accountability. In January 2020, members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority`s (MTA) largest fare unit, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, ratified a new employment contract. The treaty, which covers May 16, 2019 until May 15, 2023 and more than 37,000 employees, increases compensation and includes savings initiatives.1 The 9.8% cumulative salary increase will cost more than $1 billion by 2023, $129 million more than in the November 2020-23 MTA budget.
In addition, the non-wage costs of the four-year agreement will cost at least $64 million. Some of these costs are offset by savings on health care and staff availability; However, the net cost of the agreement will increase the MTA`s four-year budget deficit by $16.5 million. The TWU bargaining agreement increases costs faster than anticipated in the financial plan, but provides for savings that, if implemented, can offset most of the increased costs.