2 Responses to Agreement may halt New York transit strike

  1. Edmund Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 10:53 am #

    $47,000 starting salary? Retirement at 55? I have a hard time feeling anything for the workers when most of
    the people they move from place to place are much worse off.

  2. Bob Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 11:57 am #

    From the “Five myths” linked to from our previous post.

    “Newly hired workers start at $35,000 per year in gross (not take-home) pay. That’s way less than it takes to support a family in New York City. With prices of everything rising, the union’s demand for a 6% raise per year might keep up the increases in the cost of living.”

    And because someone might make more than you, you shouldn’t ever support them in a fight? United we stand, divided we fall.