Pennsylvania Turnpike Goes Cashless and Lays Off Hundreds

Governing: A labor union that represents toll booth workers plans to take legal action against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission after it unanimously voted to lay off nearly 500 employees despite a contract that assured employment through January 2022, according to Teamsters International Vice President-East William Hamilton.

“This was nothing more than a premeditated hit,” Hamilton said during a public hearing with the state Senate Transportation and Labor & Industry committees on Monday. “The facts are we had an agreement. I sat in on the agreement when it was finalized.”

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