Information for Transportation Union members
In an open letter to members, president Jim Yakubowski said there is “negativity” and “a high level of frustration” among unionized transit workers. In advance of the union’s executive election in mid-December, some members are already campaigning for a change in leadership, accusing current leaders of fear mongering, hiding details of legal spending and not knowing how to bargain. Yakubowski, who plans to run again for president, denies the allegations, saying union members can meet with the executive at any time to air concerns or view financial information and audits.
“One can well imagine — we’re four years without an agreement and we’ve got a lot of varied opinions and a lot of frustration with the way things are going. Not everybody agrees with everybody,” Yakubowski said. Transit union members are being paid 2012 wages because the union has been without an agreement since December 2012. Read More>>