“For 13 years, Staten Island Ferry workers went without a contract, leading to staffing shortages and decreased service hours. Today, they have finally secured a fair contract that reflects the value they bring to the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers they serve each week. This new agreement between the City and the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association is a win for organized labor and New Yorkers, helping to protect and grow this essential public transit workforce for years to come. The Council has been a voice of support for an agreement that advances workers and reliable transit for Staten Islanders through our oversight hearings and other efforts. We will continue to stand up for workers and riders in our legislative capacity.”