New York City Local 246

Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO, CLC

Adding Less Skilled Workers Will Diminish Maintenance

The leader of the union that represents Auto Mechanics and Auto Service Workers who service the municipal motor fleet is concerned that the Department of Citywide Administrative Services is planning to create a ratio between the two titles as a cost-containment measure that he believes will reduce the quality of the repair work and slow it down.

“I am hearing rumblings about a new initiative out of DCAS’s Office of Fleet Services to create a set ratio of Auto Mechanics to what’s called an Auto Service Worker, which is like a Mechanic Helper title,” Joseph Colangelo, president of Service Employees International Union Local 246, said in an interview in his office. Read More

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