New York Daily News: Got Subway Anger? Aim It At The Unions: Their Contracts Inflate Construction Costs

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New York Daily News: Got Subway Anger? Aim It At The Unions: Their Contracts Inflate Construction Costs

From New York Daily News:

New Yorkers all know that feeling of standing on the subway platform and waiting for a train that comes too late, or not at all. As subway problems have continued to plague the city, it’s no surprise that more riders have gotten sick of the delays and vented their outrage at the MTA.

But when your train breaks down, don’t just blame the bureaucracy — blame the union construction bosses that helped cripple New York’s subways with selfish labor deals that have taken billions of dollars away from much-needed repairs.

And don’t stop there. Tell politicians from City Hall to Albany that it’s time to step up and support mass transit by combating the crony capitalism that has enriched union bigwigs at the expense of everyday residents and commuters, including their very own workers.

The sad fact is that too many of New York’s elected officials have swept these issues under the rug because of their unwillingness to challenge politically connected labor leaders. It needs to stop now.

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