Bargaining Power Model Essay
Background: On December 20, 2005 the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called a strike in the city of New York after initial talks to resolve issues on a new contract with the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) failed. The strike was, “Over wage rises, health-care and pension costs and the retirement age of employees.” (BBC News, December 20, 2005) The strike went on for three days and was called off on December 22, 2005. The strike was illegal in the state of New York according to the 1967 Taylor Law that prevents municipal employees from going on strikes. The …show more content…
Evaluation of the Bargaining Process between TWA and MTA:
1. Criticality of Operations The New York Transit was the city’s heart line and was extremely critical to the MTA. Millions of New Yorkers depended on the subway and bus lines for daily commute and therefore the TWA was in a better bargain situation.
2. Was Service Replaceable? The services provided by the transit system in New York were not replaceable. Although the MTA put in certain contingency plans to help the people, the service was not fully replaceable. MTA and city authorities worked in order to