SMART GO-505 General Chairman Pins OT Responsibility on LIRR President

Published: May 14, 2019

Anthony Simon, SMART GO-505 General Chairman, said Monday that LIRR president Phillip Eng should shoulder more responsibility than anyone for the MTA’s overtime costs rising by nearly 80 percent since 2016.  Simon noted that, as acting president of New York City Transit in 2017, Eng signed off on an internal memo proposing the lifting of an overtime cap on subway workers in order to “ensure staff availability during this time of peak workload demands across the system” due to the MTA’s Subway Action.

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