December 22, 2005

It's Over!!!!!!

Rush hour begins in Times Square this evening as word that the strike was over spread through the city like wildfire.

Woooooohoooooo! Picture Snoopy doing a happy dance... that's me!
Mercifully, state mediators accomplished in 18hrs what Pataki, the MTA, and others were not able to accomplish in several weeks.

Transit workers are told to report to work immediately!

As I walked down the street doing my errands, I heard the news of the strike being passed from one ebullient pedestrian to another. Smiles, cheers and high fives were enthusiastically exchanged between strangers. Personally, as a non-driver that depends solely on mass transit, I can't express how relieved and happy I am.

Of course, what this means is that the Union and the MTA will continue to negotiate and the Union and it's workers will be fined according to the Taylor Law. Unfortunately for the Transit Workers, their strike was for nothing as they return without a contract, concessions or amnesty.

As for me, I'm exhausted after logging in 15 miles today, walking around and helping my elderly neighbors with their errands. I know I'll sleep like a baby tonight.

Posted by Michele at December 22, 2005 03:41 PM | TrackBack

Congrats on some very good news!

Posted by: zonker at December 23, 2005 02:33 AM

So that breeze is from the entire city breathing one massive sigh of relief? :)

Posted by: Victor at December 23, 2005 11:26 AM

What the union did is criminal.
The leaders still deserve to be put in jail for 3 days....

Posted by: _Jon at December 23, 2005 05:00 PM