Commuter frustration has caused an uptick in assaults against transit workers with six employees attacked in a recent five-day period, officials said.
The assault of an MTA employee is a felony, but it isn’t being enforced that way in court, Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano said. Frustrated riders don’t feel they’ll face serious punishments.
A TWU spokesman detailed a series of recent assaults from May 30 until June 3. Several conductors were slapped in the face and one was punched. A cleaner was verbally assaulted.
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