There is an interesting factoid in there that would be interesting to dig into. He didn't do the division for some reason, but take this paragraph from the oped:
"over the past 19 years [workers] have contributed from their paychecks more than $100 million to their pension plan while the Port Authority has contributed $30 million. And while the Port Authority was making this contribution for some 5,000 to 6,000 Local 85 employees and retirees, they contributed more than double that amount to the pension plan for only 200 to 300 management employees. "
If those numbers are right that works out to ($30mil/5000=) $6k per worker (I presume he means driver) but a phenomenal ($60mil/300=) $200,000 per management employee. I am suspecting that is off somehow, there is no way that much disparity can be remotely accurate can it? at least I would question it, although past coverage of the issue and especially the list of top pensioners for the Port Authority would seem to confirm the disparity.