1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Authorities
  4. Article 5: Public Utility Authorities
  5. Title 11: Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Authority


Section 1279-L Right to share employees

Public Authorities (PBA)

1. It is hereby found and declared to be necessary and proper to authorize the authority, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and subsidiaries of affiliates, powers to effectuate and ensure such entities continued financial viability, which is at issue given sizable operating deficits and significant capital needs. Allowing wholesale internal management reforms will create savings, combat entrenched bureaucracies, create streamlined, uniform, and efficient services, ensure public accountability and reestablish public trust. In order to facilitate these necessary goals it is both reasonable and a legitimate public purpose to provide systematic authority for the sharing of employees within and between the respective entities.

  2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the authority, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and subsidiaries of affiliates shall each have the right to share employees within and between such entities and to assign such employees to perform any operation or function subject only to a determination that they are substantially similar to any operation or function currently performed. Substantially similar operation or function shall be determined exclusively by the authority.

  3. Nothing set forth in this subdivision shall be construed to impede, infringe or diminish the rights and benefits that accrue to employees and employers through collective bargaining agreements, or impact or change an employee's membership in a bargaining unit.