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Old 12-21-2005, 07:10 PM
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Default Jail \'Possibility\' for NYC Transit Leaders

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/nyc_transit_strike

NEW YORK - The city and state stepped up their pressure on striking transit workers Wednesday in hopes of forcing them back to work, and a judge said sending union leaders to jail was a "distinct possibility."

State Supreme Court Justice Theodore Jones, who is hearing several legal issues related to the strike, directed attorneys from the Transport Workers Union to bring president Roger Toussaint and other top officials before the court Thursday to answer to a criminal contempt charge. He said he may sentence the union leaders to jail for refusing to end the strike, calling such a scenario a "distinct possibility."

Union lawyer Arthur Schwartz said Toussaint and the other officials are in negotiations with mediators and that hauling them into court could halt the talks.

The possibility of jail time for union leaders was one of several developments Wednesday as millions of New Yorkers trudged to work in another bone-chilling commute without subways and buses.





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Old 12-21-2005, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: Jail \'Possibility\' for NYC Transit Leaders

So how much of a bitch is this for all you New Yorkers?
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:12 PM
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you have no idea, most manhattanites don't own a car, and anyone in an outerboro who does can't drive it in anyway...good times
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:13 PM
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/nyc_transit_strike

NEW YORK - The city and state stepped up their pressure on striking transit workers Wednesday in hopes of forcing them back to work, and a judge said sending union leaders to jail was a "distinct possibility."

State Supreme Court Justice Theodore Jones, who is hearing several legal issues related to the strike, directed attorneys from the Transport Workers Union to bring president Roger Toussaint and other top officials before the court Thursday to answer to a criminal contempt charge. He said he may sentence the union leaders to jail for refusing to end the strike, calling such a scenario a "distinct possibility."

Union lawyer Arthur Schwartz said Toussaint and the other officials are in negotiations with mediators and that hauling them into court could halt the talks.

The possibility of jail time for union leaders was one of several developments Wednesday as millions of New Yorkers trudged to work in another bone-chilling commute without subways and buses.





plz yes

[/ QUOTE ]It's just going to make the LEaders Martyr's for the cause, and if the citty starts lcoking up members, other unions (LIRR and MetroNorth may walk or not cross the line into the Boro's)
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:15 PM
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Mayor Mike said today he would prefer no jail time. Just increased fines.
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:16 PM
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i don't really agree, the union looks awful to everyone right now, if this goes on much longer the whole city will truly hate them. i think the general concensus is "they have good benefits and are not really getting shafted, they should STFU and I should not have to walk to work in the cold".

either way the union is definitely losing the PR battle.
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:17 PM
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Mayor Giuliani said today he would prefer the death penalty.

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Old 12-21-2005, 07:22 PM
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Can we keep all of this nonsense to one thread please? The rest of the world found it somewhat interesting for a while, but we aren't so fascinated that we need updates sorted by thread twice a day.
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:24 PM
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well sure they are the media is making them look like the enemy, There really not , its a 2 headed monster, Unions taking the fall.

I'm a bi fan of unions, like you couldn't tell, but they need a better PR person the prez aint do'n it
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:27 PM
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I love to see a good ass-kicking given to a union.

The mayor of NY counters that the common workers are being hurt by the union strike. Pretty brillant move on his part I'd say given unions are suppposed to represent the common worker.
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