More Talks, but No Deal, in LIRR Contract Discussion – NY1 7-11-14

Posted: July 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

While the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike on July 20 is still there, both sides seem to be open to more negotiations.Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials and union leaders met for more than four hours Thursday.The MTA has made an offer of 17 percent pay hikes over seven years.”They came in and made a formal counteroffer, which was discussed We’ve got more discussions to have with them,” said MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast. “We’re all concerned with trying to reach resolution with this particular issue and we will continue the discussions.””I think everybody in that room has the same intent right now to make sure that we can prevent a strike,” said Anthony Simon, general chairman of the United Transportation Union.

via More Talks, but No Deal, in LIRR Contract Discussion – NY1.

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