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Old 12-21-2005, 08:04 AM   #31
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Maybe not checking for valid tickets and let people use the subway for free would be a more friendly protest ( and would cost the company also a lot of money )
Nice. Maybe unions should start thinking of more creative forms of protest like this, rather than resorting to the strike by default.

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Old 12-21-2005, 11:02 AM   #32
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Maybe not checking for valid tickets and let people use the subway for free would be a more friendly protest ( and would cost the company also a lot of money )
if this were the commuter railways that were striking, perhaps... but you access the subways with a metrocard before you step foot on the train... no one checks you on the actuall train... so i don't know how they could do this legaly. the city would just send cops down there to stop people from hopping the turnstiles.
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Old 12-21-2005, 02:35 PM   #33
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NEW YORK - The city and state stepped up their pressure on striking transit workers Wednesday in hopes of forcing them back to work, and a judge said sending union leaders to jail was a "distinct possibility." State Supreme Court Justice Theodore Jones, who is hearing several legal issues related to the strike, directed attorneys from the Transport Workers Union to bring president Roger Toussaint and other top officials before the court Thursday to answer to a criminal contempt charge. He said he may sentence the union leaders to jail for refusing to end the strike, calling such a scenario a "distinct possibility."

Union lawyer Arthur Schwartz said Toussaint and the other officials are in negotiations with mediators and that hauling them into court could halt the talks.
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