NEW YORK — The Manhattan Transit Authority (MTA) is sitting down with unions to discuss changing some bizarre work rules in the latest round of contract negotiations, according to the New York Post.
Officials want the subway sweepers to take on a whole host of new duties, anything from unclogging toilets to replacing light bulbs, the article stated.
According to the article, the MTA also wants sweepers to be responsible for removing graffiti and doing some spot painting in stations, along with other maintenance chores.
The MTA is also demanding that Transport Workers Union bosses agree to a reduced starting wage for new cleaners, who earn about 50 percent more than their private- and public sector counterparts, the article noted.
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