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Congress tells MTA it will not intervene in looming LIRR strike

Yesterday?s labor talks in Manhattan ended after about

Yesterday’s labor talks in Manhattan ended after about three hours, with no progress reported. Both unions tell News 12 they are frustrated. (July 9, 2014 6:04 PM)

Congress has told the MTA that it will not intervene in the looming Long Island Rail Road strike that is set to take place in 11 days.

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast went to Washington, D.C. to ask leaders of Congress whether they intend to intervene in the ongoing labor dispute.

Contract negotiations went on for three hours yesterday in Manhattan with no resolution.

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