The NYC Transit Worker's Union is peeved because their rampant lawlessness has resulted in them getting fined by a judge.
NEW YORK - Commuters trudged through the freezing cold, rode bicycles and shared cabs Tuesday as New York's bus and subway workers went on strike for the first time in more than 25 years and stranded millions of riders at the height of the Christmas rush. A judge slapped the union with a $1 million-a-day fine.
The sanction was levied against the Transport Workers Union for violating a state law that bars public employees from going on strike. The city and state had asked that the union be hit with a "very potent fine."
The union said it would immediately appeal, calling the penalty excessive.
Kid Various thinks that breaking the law by going on strike and holding the entire City hostage because you don't want to shell out some more dough weekly to prop up your failing pension fund is also "excessive."