Shawn Boburg, Staff Writer;
In a little noticed move, the Port Authority board has unanimously decided to strip unions of the right to negotiate health care benefits, putting it at the center of a debate that has ignited fierce protests in Wisconsin and Ohio.
Their response carries potentially lasting implications for the two rising stars from opposing parties who have grander aspirations, experts say, as well as for the Port Authority's approximately 4,600 union employees. READ MORE: CLICK HERE!
Since public workers are prohibited from striking, Triborough levels the field in negotiations, preventing employers from unilaterally changing terms and conditions of employment if a contract has expired.
Triborough merely continues the terms of an expired contract while the parties negotiate a new one. It does not give workers raises.
Without Triborough employers could wait until a contract expires and then simply impose new terms.
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