NY Thruway Employees Take Case for New Contract Directly to Authority Board of Directors

Times Union reports, “In an unusual move, a handful of state Thruway Authority employees attended a meeting of the authority’s board of directors on Monday [September 12] to complain that it’s been more than four years since they’ve had a new labor contract. ‘We’ve taken five zeroes,’ said Karen Wilson, president of Civil Service Employees Association Local 058, which represents maintenance and toll supervisors as well as dispatchers and IT programmers.” The report adds, “The Thruway Authority issued a prepared statement saying that it has ‘dedicated and hard-working employees.’”