MTA sends new offer to LIRR union workers ahead of possible strike

Union head Anthony Simon argues that the proposal

Union head Anthony Simon argues that the proposal is a far cry from what union workers are asking for. (June 25, 2014 12:10 PM)

The MTA has made a new offer to union workers in an effort to avoid a Long Island Rail Road strike.

The MTA says the offer gives unions everything that they have asked for, including a 17 percent retroactive wage increase for current LIRR employees.

MTA officials say, however, that the increase would be funded by having new employees pay more for their health care and toward their pension....

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