Aug 3, 2022 | Press Release

Statement by NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez on SI Ferry Service Disruptions

It’s inexcusable that New York City commuters are having to pay the price for the NYC Department of Transportation’s failure to resolve a contract for more than 11 years. To make matters worse, the DOT is now outsourcing operations to a non-union operator to do the jobs they've refused to adequately staff. The DOT could ensure reliable service, fix this chronic understaffing and restore our ability to recruit and retain mariners today by resolving this long overdue contract, for both the dedicated ferry workers and the commuters whose lives and livelihoods are being disrupted.