The MTA NYCTA president is correct:
It’s cheaper in the long run to pay someone overtime vs hiring another 3 people with pension and health benefits.
freightguy wrote:Funny thing, some of the newer employees do not want to report to work for 5 days a week at 40 hours. This will create problems in the future(already started) at the MTA. Quite a juxtaposition between the older and more recently hired employees although I don’t want to lump them all in one group.
Kelly&Kelly wrote: Bad "optics" and class-envy enticing headlines doesn't always reflect a bad workforce or management. Most of the folks I know personally on that highly-touted "Top 20" list are fine professionals who work countless hours in very unique crafts that took twenty years to master. It wouldn't be exaggerating to say that some save the taxpayers many times their salaries every year.THIS, as K&K said is true. For example, changing a truck on an MU for whatever reason, factoring in, moving the car to the shop from wherever the failure was discovered, into the change-out area, then through the inspection and replacement process of components on that truck can total $105,000. (Not counting the lost revenue with the two cars out of service)With the knowledge of the yard folks, ability to spot and correct many issues before it gets to that point is priceless.
DutchRailnut wrote:Mr Caputo does not and is not allowed to talk to media.Mr. Caputo is now retired and no longer works for the MTA/LIRR, so I doubt these restrictions apply to him
you guys be crying like bitches you are if Mr Caputo had not answered his OT calls and restrictions had been put up till he could asses them during his normal working hours.
As for Junior he does not negotiate the LIRR or any other MTA labor contracts, so no matter how he huffs and puffs he can not change the legal contracts between MTA and its Unions.