Transit Worker

Saturday, December 17, 2005

TWU Local 100 Strike Plans for Jamaica Bus and Triboro Coach

Dec. 17 - TWU Local 100 Executive Board voted on Friday, Dec. 16 to go out on strike against Triboro Coach and Jamaica Bus on Monday, Dec. 19, at 12:01 a.m.

As always, Local 100 members will meet our responsibility for the safety of our riders, for the safety of all transit workers, and for the safe maintenance of the equipment we will use when we get a fair contract and return to work.

Local 100 members shall make sure that Jamaica Bus and Triboro Coach are shut down safely and efficiently at the beginning of the strike. Local 100 members shall then make sure that the system stays shut down for the duration of the strike.

Local 100 members must document the safe shutdown to prevent any possible management sabotage and any attempts to blame transit workers for management misconduct or carelessness.

SAFETY FIRST: SAFE SHUT-DOWN PROCEDURES

All Local 100 members who do not have specific assignments from the Union will stop work at 12:01 AM on Monday, Dec. 19, at 12:01 a.m.

All buses scheduled to leave the garage after 12:01 a.m. are to remain in the house.

All buses shall return to the garage after completing the nearest trip – whether this shall be immediately before or after 12:01 A.M.

Passengers on the last trip must be taken to their destinations.

No Passenger will be left stranded on a bus.

Buses will return to the garage, DARK, on the return trip.

All buses are to be secured at the garage against weather and vandalism.

NO BUS IS TO BE ABANDONED ON THE STREET AFTER THE STRIKE BEGINS.

SHIFTERS are to remain at work until all buses have been secured.

ALL RECEIPTS are to be turned in to the garage by the Operator before leaving the garage.

Keep careful records. Document everything.

SAFETY CREWS for fire watch and heat will remain on duty as designated by the Strike Committee.

LEADERSHIP

The Transportation Chair, Maintenance Chair, and Inspector Chair will be in charge of the garage.

One (1) Steward from Transportation and one (1) Steward from Maintenance will be in charge of the picket lines on each watch.