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Transit Feud Intensifies Over ‘Drug-Scam’ Claim

Posted 10/25/19

An effort by Transport Workers Union Local 100 to work with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to save tens of millions of dollars a year in specialty drug costs has derailed into a nasty feud between union President Tony Utano and MTA Chairman Pat Foye.

Mr. Foye portrayed the prescription proposal as a corrupt anti-immigrant scheme that would also detrimentally affect black transit workers, and Mr. Utano accused him of misrepresenting a good-faith effort to help the MTA save as much as $44 million a year in specialty drug costs and using “ugly anti-Italian stereotypes.”

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