Access-A-Ride strike to leave passengers stranded

Bronx and city residents who depend on Access-A-Ride for transportation may be stuck in the house if workers strike.Amalgamated Transit Union mechanics and drivers are

THE BRONX - Bronx and city residents who depend on Access-A-Ride for transportation may be stuck in the house if workers strike.

Amalgamated Transit Union mechanics and drivers are threatening to walk off the job Monday, Dec. 10. The union says it has been unsuccessful in getting operators and owners to take meetings on issues.

The union is seeking better pay and benefits for its workers, however, the four owners maintain they have given their best offer.

The MTA, which does not operate the service, is keeping a close eye on the issue. It is working on a contingency plan in the event of a strike.

Hundreds of disabled and senior riders who cannot catch public transportation depend on Access-A-Ride's door pickups on a daily basis.

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