Arbitrators Rule On NYC Transit Contract

Law360, New York (December 18, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- After lengthy negotiations, which included a two-day transit strike, an arbitration panel ruled Friday that New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and the union representing city bus and subway workers must comply with a contract that is almost identical to the one agreed upon last December.

The three-person panel, consisting of a representative for the MTA, one from the union and an impartial chairman, listened to 10 days of hearings, 23 sworn witnesses and considered 172 exhibits, then deliberated for almost a month.

The decision revealed...
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