The Transport Workers Union of America's chief demanded yesterday that the MTA keep the rule that permits dozens of bus drivers to sit around and play chess.

It's simple, John Samuelson, the Transport Workers Union Local 100 boss said. We don't have part-time families, we don't have part-time mortgages and we don't have part-time college tuition reported the New York Post.

The battle over part-time workers may derail contract talks between the MTA and its 35,000-member union, the New York Post reported.