It looks like when it comes to Roger Toussaint, when it rains it pours. The latest in the Toussaint travails is an allegation that the so-called grassroots petition drive at Local 100 to re-vote the contract that the rank-and-file turned down recently is in reality an effort orchestrated by the transit union head himself.
At least it is according to allegations reported yesterday in Newsday. As one union member remarked, "Don't put up a smokescreen and pretend it's grassroots." Toussaint must be getting quite antsy with union elections scheduled at the end of the year. The more this contract issue is allowed to fester and the closer it gets to a union vote, the greater the trouble for Roger.