New York’s unions have a proud history of combatting social injustice. They give employees the strength to stand up against unsafe or unfair practices, including wrongful termination. But in the wake of the #MeToo movement, more unions are finding their loyalties pulled in two competing directions.
The transit workers' union representing conductors and other Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers is urging increased protections for staff after a conductor was stabbed unexpectedly while on a subway platform in the Bronx. The New York City transit worker declined attention when contacted by local media, saying that he just wanted to rest and recover. The man was released from the hospital on Apr. 22 after receiving treatment for his injuries.