Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:29 AM
dipsydoodle (42,017 posts)
Storm-crippled NYC subway creaks back into service
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York tried to resume its normal frenetic pace Thursday, getting back much of its vital subway system after a crippling storm, but was l slowed by gridlocked traffic.
Commuters lined up at Penn Station to board uptown trains at 6 a.m. Technology worker Ronnie Abraham was on one of them, hoping to get home to Harlem, a trip that is 20 minutes by train and 2 1/2 hours by bus.
"It's the lifeline of the city," Abraham said. "It can't get much better than this."
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Thu Nov 1, 2012, 08:51 AM
dotymed (5,381 posts)
3. Obviously, Union workers are the best trained and motivated workers.
There is no way that a non-union (untrained) workforce could have managed this herculean feat. I know. I worked 13 years non-union and 15 years as a proud Union carpenter. The difference between the two is unbelievable. Non-Union workers are not trained (or minimally so by the ABC) while Union workers divide their time between work and classroom instruction. When I retired in IN., Union workers (carpenters) earned an AS. degree when their apprenticeship was completed.
An educated, motivated workforce could only make this happen.