New York, NY USA – August 20, 2021: New York City, Masked MTA Subway Work Crew in Manhattan During Final Months of Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis. (Shutterstock) By Amir Khafagy, Documented NY When Jose Luis Dominguez describes his time working as a subway cleaner for NV Maintenance Services, it’s difficult for him not to get angry. […]
A mostly Latin immigrant workforce stepped up when COVID-19 threw the MTA for a loop and required more cleaning with less staff. As their time runs out, many are looking for more permanent, union work with the transit agency.
New York City, USA – October 29, 2017: Employee worker inspecting leak in underground transit empty large platform in NYC Subway Station, wet floor sign slippery yellow cone. (Shutterstock) By Jose Martinez, THE CITY Since the height of the pandemic, jobs cleaning the subway offered some New Yorkers a way to collect a paycheck as […]
Photo Credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA By Manuel Holguin As the COVID-19 pandemic forced New York City into a lockdown, it became a risk, not only to people but to businesses and services, such as the MTA. Two years ago, during the pandemic, the MTA carried only about 10% of its regular riders. Now, […]