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Rule MTA Must Bring Bus Ops to ‘Pick’ Site

Posted 8/19/13

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority must shuttle on-duty Bronx Bus Operators from their buses to the depot where, four times a year, they choose their new routes, an arbitrator ruled Aug. 9, upholding what Transport Workers Union Local 100 officials say is a contract guarantee.

According to the Local 100 pact, Operators pick their routes by seniority. As arbitrator Richard Adelman noted in his decision, they don’t have to attend the pick personally; they can send in their preferences by phone, on a slip of paper, or through a friend.

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