Gov. Cuomo won’t intervene as LIRR strike looms
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MTA: Prendergast asks for congressional intervention
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not yet stepped in to try to settle the dispute between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road labor unions, which may cause a rail-wide strike on July 20.
The rationale that Gov. Cuomo used for not intervening is that the contracts of LIRR workers are governed by what's called the Federal Railway Labor Act. For that reason, he says it's more appropriate for Congress to step...