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NYC subway service snarled due to worker safety concerns after a conductor was slashed in the neck

NEW YORK (AP) — Morning commutes on a New York City subway line were severely delayed Thursday after a train conductor was slashed in the neck, with transit officials blaming union members for disrupting service as they demanded safer working conditions. The attack on the conductor happened around 3:40 a.m. Thursday as an A train was pulling into a station in Brooklyn. Commuters on the line awoke to major delays during the morning rush. Richard Davey, president of the New York City Transit Authority, said there was evidence union officials blocked the trains as they pushed for safer working conditions. But a spokesperson for the union said workers reported for work as usual Thursday but remained “on standby” in the hours after the attack until they received safety assurances from management.

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