Neil Silver

L.A. Transit Authority Accuses Striking Union of Mismanaging Pension Fund

As a transit union strike wreaked havoc on rush hour transportation in Los Angeles, transit officials insisted on increased control over the union's insolvent pension fund.  Local 1227 of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), representing 2,200 Metro. Transportation Auth. Mechanics, began their strike on Oct. 14.  The union representing some 6,000 MTA drivers and train operators refused to cross the ATU's picket line, and an estimated half-million commuters have had to find alternative transportation since.


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