To the Editors:
There is one group of people who have not suffered job losses during the pandemic. Transit workers at the MTA (Wall Street Journal, Nov. 18, 2020). I would venture that almost everyone reading this paper knows someone in the private sector who lost wages due to the pandemic. Before we request a federal bailout of the MTA, the MTA needs to get serious about running efficiently. This would be an excellent time to get large give-backs from the unions that have driven up costs over the years. Offer job security for efficiency. I watched three MTA workers pressure wash a platform at the South Norwalk station. Any homeowner knows that pressure washing is a one person operation. This is the sort of job padding that has ruined municipal transit systems.