NYC Transit Workers Union
No. 2 Transit Workers Union (All Members): NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority
At the peak of holiday season, the Transit Workers Union (TWU) launched a transit strike that gridlocked New York City for three days and stranded approximately 7 million commuters who rely on public transit. Traffic became measurably worse as the result of a tremendous increase in automobiles and consumer spending came to a halt. According to Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the TWU strike cost local businesses close to one billion dollars in lost revenue. New York City incurred approximately $10 million a day on police overtime and other related costs.