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

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

The MTA recently reached a tentative deal with

The MTA recently reached a tentative deal with city subway and bus workers. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

MANHATTAN - 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 days after a tentative agreement was reached between the MTA and city subway and bus workers.

Both the MTA and the unions offered no comment after the meeting. They are under a gag order by the presidential board.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Southampton High School is proposing to bump the 1 East End high school proposes later school start
Prosecutors say Jeustin David Maldonado, 17, of Uniondale, 2 Teen arrested in connection to fatal shooting near Hofstra University
New Cassel's Joshua Golson-Orelus is charged with about 3 Trial begins for man accused in deadly robbery spree
Students from Babylon, Three Village and Smithtown school 4 31 LI students to attend Donald Trump inauguration
According to police, the two suspects allegedly forced 5 2 men sought in Valley Stream armed home invasion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE