A discussion is presented on Section 13(c) of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964. Section 13(c), the employee protection clause, requires a transit agency to assure that an employee's position will not worsen when a transit agency receives federal money. The Secretary of Labor also has the final say over any agreement or promise that the transit agency makes that employees will not be harmed by a federal grant. According to R. E. Patricelli, former UMTA Administrator, 13(c) has affected the process of awarding federal paratransit grants, and delayed the awarding federal paratransit grants, and delayed the awarding of badly needed UMTA operating and capital assistance grants and fueled management-union hostilities. Remarks on 13(c) by local officials, transit executives and unions are presented. Recommendations by Mr. Patricelli and APTA include filing with the operating assistance grants a "negative declaration" that would have the transit agency agreeing that no employee would be harmed by the grant, and if they were, the situation would be corrected. There is uncertainty at present whether paratransit comes under 13(c), and concern with the possible complications that could arise if local transit competes with paratransit.

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    Carter (C Carroll)

    538 National Press Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Authors:
    • Crosby, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Accession Number: 00165814
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM