Layoffs carry long-term risks, says John Costa, the international president of the ATU. “Once the ballparks open up, concerts open up,” he adds, “there will be a new demand for that service. So what are you going to do” when the drivers aren’t there?
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to push to make it easier for workers to unionize and hold employers accountable for working conditions, a sharp U-turn from the business-friendly employment policies pursued by President Donald Trump.
NJ Transit police issued its first summons to a passenger who refused to wear a mask, officials said, on the Route 139 bus, after complaints were made by other riders concerned about being exposed to the coronavirus.