FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2005
STATEMENT BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG ON TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION LOCAL 100
"Today's agreement demonstrates that mutually beneficial labor agreements can be settled at the negotiating table. This tentative contract provides the necessary cost-savings and productivity to keep the MTA solvent, mitigate fair increases and allow for vital investments in our transportation infrastructure. Members of the TWU Local 100 will receive substantial wage increases and will now make a contribution to their health care plan. I applaud the MTA and TWU for hammering out this agreement and thank New Yorkers once again for their patience and cooperation during a very difficult three days."
Edward Skyler/Jordan Barowitz (212) 788-2958