Transit- MTA axes union ref who made pricey ruling in favor of Bronx, N.Y., bus drivers – NY Daily News

Posted: August 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

Aug. 15, 2013

The contract arbitrator who just ruled that New York’s MTA can’t stop its high-priced shuttle service for Bronx bus drivers has been pink-slipped by the authority, the Daily News has learned.Richard Adelman has been the independent arbitrator of contract disputes between the NYC Transit division and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 for a dozen years.

Last week, a transit executive informed Adelman in a letter that the MTA “has decided to discontinue your services.” An agency spokesman declined to comment. Adelman, 72, didn’t speculate on why he was getting the boot.“Being replaced goes with the territory,” Adelman told The News. “I think every arbitrator understands that.”But transit officials had grown increasingly frustrated with Adelman’s rulings, which often favored the union and its interpretation of the joint labor contract, said Local 100 lawyer Arthur Schwartz.

via MTA axes union ref who made pricey ruling in favor of Bronx, N.Y., bus drivers – NY Daily News.

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