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New York City Transit Union Representation- one paragraph 300 words

After reviewing the conditions of the New York City Transit Strike, debate whether you felt the strategy and communication of the Union President, Roger Toussaint, effectively represented the union members to the public.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_New_York_City_transit_strike

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After reviewing the conditions of the New York City Transit Strike, debate whether you felt the strategy and communication of the Union President, Roger Toussaint, effectively represented the union members to the public.
Roger Toussaint, was the President of Transport Workers Union Local 100 of the New York City Transit Authority during the 2005 New York City Strike. The strike lasted 3 days.
The demands of TWU local 100 included the following:
1) A 6% salary increase per year for the next 3 years
2) Eligibility for benefits to be lowered from 55 to 50
3) Eligibility in terms of years worked to be lowered from 25 to 20.

It is clear, that Roger Toussaint made several errors in representing the Union members to ...

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This solution explores the pros and cons of Roger Toussaint's strategy and communication in effectively representing the union members to the public. It includes details on the strike and also the three main errors that Roger Toussaint made.

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