LIRR, MTA unions meet in Manhattan in attempt to avoid strike

The MTA recently reached a tentative deal with

The MTA recently reached a tentative deal with city subway and bus workers. (April 21, 2014 5:58 PM)

The Long Island Rail Road and the MTA met with worker unions in Manhattan Monday in a final attempt to avoid a strike on the LIRR.

The Presidential Emergency Board recently requested raises over six years that would total about 17 percent, which was rejected by the MTA.

If a deal is not reached, the unions could begin striking in July.

The meeting with the LIRR comes only a few...

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