LIRR strike averted as deal is reached

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Gov. Cuomo convened a meeting earlier at his Manhattan office to continue discussions between the two sides. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

A deal was reached yesterday to stop the Long Island Rail Road strike.

The deal between the MTA and the eight unions representing LIRR employees was agreed upon at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office in Manhattan. The two sides had been locked in a bitter dispute, with talks breaking down at points recently. The strike was supposed to begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Talks continued through the night...

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