LIRR union strike closer to reality

MTA officials say they cannot accept the presidential

MTA officials say they cannot accept the presidential board's recommendations because of the financial impact. Yet, today the MTA board approved a seven-year MTA police contract, which calls for annual raises totaling 17 percent. (January 29, 2014 10:29 PM)

The union for Long Island Railroad workers says the possibility of a strike is becoming more of a reality, after working without a contract for nearly four years.

Union officials say they are ready to walk off the job if MTA officials do not come to the table soon.

Recommendations made by a board of mediators appointed by President Barack Obama gave workers a 2.5 percent wage increase,...

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