This edition: Henry Stern, New York CivicTweet
Original tape date: February 10, 2006.
The recent NYC transit strike raised all sorts of questions about pay scales, retirement and health care benefits and whether certain employees even have the right to strike. But behind that specific dispute lies a much larger and to Sara Bartlett's mind a more significant question, “Why didn't the City of New York have a seat at the bargaining table?” The subways and buses, after all, are our most vital assets. Yet our elected officials have not real say in how they are managed. Henry Stern from the New York Civic addresses these issues.
Prof. Sarah Bartlett Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Henry J. Stern Former Parks Commissioner, New York City