WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court handed organized labor a major victory on Tuesday, deadlocking 4 to 4 in a case that had threatened to cripple the ability of public-sector unions to collect fees from workers who chose not to join and did not want to pay for the unions’ collective bargaining activities.
There are 35 high-volume bus routes in the city that clocked in at a speed slower than 15 mph in a survey from transit groups the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives.
The M66 crosstown bus won the dubious Pokey Award for being the slowest bus surveyed, at 3.1 mph.
“People are thinking, ‘I’m riding on something that’s slow as a turtle,’” said Gene Russianoff, staff attorney with the Straphangers Campaign. “And they’re totally right.”