MTA, LIRR unions to meet next week with National Mediation Board – Newsday 7-2-14

Posted: July 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

The MTA and LIRR union leaders will return to the bargaining table next week — less than two weeks before a threatened strike could shut down the nation’s largest commuter railroad, officials said Wednesday.The National Mediation Board, a three-member quasi-governmental agency, Wednesday scheduled the meeting between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and representatives from eight unions representing 5,400 Long Island Rail Road workers for Wednesday in a Times Square office, a board spokeswoman said.The MTA and LIRR union leaders broke off talks after 90 minutes Friday without reaching a deal on the latest MTA offer, which the unions oppose. They said they are prepared to walk off the job July 20, stranding 300,000 daily riders.

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