One reporter who has consistently gone against the anti-union side on the transit issue is the Daily News' Juan Gonzales. In today's paper he lays out the case for labor and attacks the mayor's blustering. Juan feels that Local 100 is possibly the strongest public employee union and as such needs to be made an example of.
Gonzales attacks the "absurdity" of the $25,000 per worker, per day fine threat. In the funniest take on the entire issue he quotes an anonymous laughing union official about the mayor's fine threat: "It's Pee-wee Herman making like Humphrey Bogart." This is only going to get more interesting as the day goes on.