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NYS MTA Worker Suspended Likely To Fired After Participating In U.S. Capitol Riot.

MTA alleges Will Pepe improperly called in sick on day of Washington D.C. riots to take part in activities.

"In a statement, the MTA confirmed Pepe was suspended.

“Effective immediately this individual has been suspended from Metro-North without pay and will be disciplined in accordance with his collective bargaining agreement pending an investigation,” the statement said. “This alleged conduct is abhorrent and goes against the values of Metro-North, New York and the nation.”

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by Anonymousreply 2601/12/2021

Ha!

by Anonymousreply 101/08/2021

So happy that the smirk on his face is being wiped off.

by Anonymousreply 201/08/2021

Ugly cunt.

by Anonymousreply 301/08/2021

MAGArio.

by Anonymousreply 401/09/2021

Seven years in a nice union job flushed right down the toilet.

Unless they've got something else on him normally improperly calling in sick would result in probably being written up, loss of a bit of pay and other or other sanctions. But this is unforgivable; Will Pepe is going down and union won't likely be able to save his job, less so if Andrew Cuomo and or other NY elected officials put screws to MTA. Senator Chuck Schumer who just came through with over four billion recently in stimulus funds for MTA likely isn't happy about this bit of news.....

by Anonymousreply 501/09/2021

I'm normally very against 'cancel culture' and the excesses of the Woke, but I am LOVING this. Every one of these seditionists needs to be outed and charged.

by Anonymousreply 601/09/2021

I'm normally very against 'cancel culture' and the excesses of the Woke, but I am LOVING this. Every one of these seditionists needs to be outed and charged.

Totally agree! What's more, they'll cry about cancel culture, free speech & whatnot, but people are so pissed that they are not having it!

by Anonymousreply 701/09/2021

That’s now to be referred to as “self-cancelling” culture.

by Anonymousreply 801/09/2021

Take that, cracker!

by Anonymousreply 901/09/2021

So he had a good union job that he pissed away in support of a man who would love to abolish unions (among many other things).

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by Anonymousreply 1001/09/2021

[qu7ote]That’s now to be referred to as “self-cancelling” culture.

There's going to be a lot of this happening I've heard that the FBI is checking wireless companies to find out which cell phone numbers were in DC and what locations the numbers were at and for how long.

by Anonymousreply 1101/09/2021

The Transit union in the NYC area is very powerful I doubt he will get fired, fined and may lose a few days pay perhaps.

by Anonymousreply 1201/09/2021

R12

According to local NYC news media Will Pepe worked for Metro-North and was assigned to a yard in Putnam. Metro-North is a different union than New York City Transit who are Transport Workers Union (TWA).

Metro North deals with a bunch of unions representing various workers; Teamsters Local 808, Association of Commuter Rail Employees are two.

Metro North is also different from New York City Transit in that Metro North RR is just that , a railroad whose commuter services were pieced together from bits of former Penn-Central & New Heaven railroads (maybe a few more) when private railroads went bankrupt. Key difference is that Metro-North workers as a legacy of being part of private railroads are covered by the federal Railway Labor Act. This means among many things that they can go on strike, but are subject to actions by Washington D.C., not New York State.

On the other hand NYCT workers are state employees and are covered by the Taylos Act which forbids them going on strike, and if they do so calls for severe financial and other penalties including jail time.

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by Anonymousreply 1301/09/2021

Long story short highly doubt if the union representing Will Pepe is going to spend much capital helping to keep his job. The optics are just horrible and there is sure to be push back from governor and other NY elected officials if the guy is seen as getting off lightly.

Abuse of a sick day is one thing; doing so to commit offenses and or crimes is another matter entirely.

by Anonymousreply 1401/09/2021

Pepe Le Pew, stinks

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by Anonymousreply 1501/09/2021

R13 Metro North is run by the MTA and operates under their umbrella.

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by Anonymousreply 1601/09/2021

R12, have you been drinking? The man is pictured trespassing on Federal property, participating in a riot and insurrection where a police officer was killed and you think he's only getting a slap on the hand?

by Anonymousreply 1701/09/2021

R13

It doesn't matter, the commuter railroads that were once part of Penn Central or other private railroads have separate union representation than NYCT workers. This includes Staten Island Rapid Transit train line which once was part of B&0 railroad.

New York City Transit only became part of MTA because city (after beating down the private owners of subway, elevated trains and bus lines) couldn't afford to run much less maintain the system either. Then came city's economic woes of 1970's and there was nothing left but to allow a NYS public authority (MTA) who had keep enough pockets to pour much needed money into NYC's transit infrastructure including bridges and tunnels.

There is also fact that Metro-North operates interstate rail service (between NYS and Conn), which New York City Transit does not.

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by Anonymousreply 1801/09/2021

Losing his job is the least of his problems now--he will be going to prison when convicted on Federal charges, regardless of what his employer does or doesn't do to sanction him.

When released, he'll be a felon. And nobody is going to hire him for anything.

by Anonymousreply 1901/09/2021

Good. These "people" are not smart enough to even know what they are fighting against or the consequences of what they are fighting for.

by Anonymousreply 2001/09/2021

I hope his face is forced to give many mustache rides in the clink. To black D.

by Anonymousreply 2101/09/2021

I would DO him.

by Anonymousreply 2201/09/2021

His union has distanced itself from him publicly

by Anonymousreply 2301/09/2021

[bold]Metro-North Employee Arrested By FBI In Connection With Attack On Capitol[/bold]

The MTA employee who was seen participating in the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol last week was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday, according to federal authorities.

Will Pepe, 31, of Beacon, New York, was taken into custody Tuesday and will make an appearance on an initial complaint Wednesday in federal court in White Plains, said a spokesman for the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Pepe worked at a Metro-North rail yard in Brewster and "called out sick Wednesday to attend the event," according to the NY Post.

The FBI did not return a call on Tuesday for comment on the charges Pepe faces, and the US Attorney's office in the Southern District did not have the complaint because the US Attorney's office in Washington DC is handling the case.

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by Anonymousreply 2401/12/2021

That face! He's the right-wing version of the much-hated Pajama Boy.

by Anonymousreply 2501/12/2021

R22 I, too, would do him.

by Anonymousreply 2601/12/2021
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