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Can't Live With Foye, or Without Him: TWU, MTA Talks Start, Then Implode

Posted 11/15/19

Less than two weeks after top transit-union officials excoriated Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye and hinted a strike might be unavoidable if he led management’s negotiating team, they apparently concluded they couldn’t reach terms on a new contract without him at the bargaining table.

But while face-to-face talks between the MTA and Transport Workers Union Local 100 started Nov. 12 and continued into the next day at an undisclosed Manhattan location, by Nov. 14 they had broken down again, with Local 100 President Tony Utano claiming the discussions "actually set us back."

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