The MTA was back in court Wednesday, trying to get its layoff plan on track – but it was stalled again.
A judge said she needed more time to decide whether the MTA gave proper notice to more than 200 station booth clerks. The union argues that the transit agency needs to hold public hearings before slashing the positions.
In all, the MTA hopes to cut 500 station booth clerk jobs. 266 workers have already been booted from their jobs. They received final word yesterday.
The layoffs are part of the MTA’s larger attempt to close its budget hole – $800 million dollars this year alone.