MTA Asks LIRR Unions to Continue Negotiations – The Epoch Times 6-25-14

Posted: June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK—Four unions representing Long Island Railroad workers are considering walking out on negotiations with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority scheduled for Friday. The workers, represented by eight unions, have been without a contract for four years. In the past few months there have been two presidential emergency board PEB mediation panels, putting the earliest date LIRR workers can strike July 20.On Tuesday, MTA made further changes to its proposal, offering 17 percent raises over seven years. It is the third change the MTA has made since the first PEB in December, and a huge difference from the original goal of net-zeros, or offsetting any raise with savings from work-rule changes. To pay for this, the MTA is dipping into its pay-as-you-go capital funds, and it will cost $70 million each year.

via MTA Asks LIRR Unions to Continue Negotiations – The Epoch Times.

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