Mr. Roberts, who started the job in mid-April, said he was taking the deaths last month of the two track workers, Daniel Boggs and Marvin Franklin, in accidents five days apart, “personally” and said that he felt “responsible for everything that happens or does not happen at NYC Transit.”
The letter was sent via email to employees as well as posted around work sites. So if he was so “personally” touched by the issue, why couldn’t they mail the letters to each employee? They probably get a postage discount, so would have only cost about $25k. That’s chump change for the MTA. That’s probably what they spend on rat poison every month.
In the mean time, all non-essential construction projects are still suspended. I wonder…if you work on one of the suspended crews, do you still get paid? It’s a union gig, so I would imagine you would.