Five Upper Manhattan subway stations won't lose their elevator attendants, after the MTA agreed Tuesday night not to reassign those workers as part of a cost-saving strategy.
NY1 told you about the proposed moves Monday, which would have eliminated the attendants from the only stations in the subway that have them.
Transport Workers Union Local 100 pushed back, saying the attendants who staff a single elevator at these five stations along the Number 1 and A lines make riders feel more secure.
In a statement, union Vice President Derick Echevarria said, "This is a great outcome. It wasn't an easy process but this is the right result."
The MTA had projected it would save $11 million over five years by reassigning the workers, who are on "restricted duty."
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