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“People are hostile.”Stephen Burkert, a New Jersey Transit union leader, said the situation for his members had become similarly volatile.
Those people paid to be here.”A subway conductor across the river with 12 years in the system shrugged and expressed a similar sentiment.
Their colleagues across the Hudson River, the conductors on the New Jersey Transit railroad, don’t have it any better.
Subway and train operators, conductors and station agents spoke of the toll of being the faces of their increasingly unreliable systems.
Lynwood Whichard, a recording secretary with the Transport Workers Union Local 100, which represents subway workers, hears constant complaints from employees in the stations: “Verbally abused, cursed, spit on,” he said.

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