MTA increases public relations effort ahead of looming LIRR strike

Union leaders are calling the ad campaign a

Union leaders are calling the ad campaign a "disgrace" and a waste of money. (July 16, 2014 5:24 PM)

The MTA is using radio and newspaper ads to up the pressure on the Long Island Rail Road unions to call off the looming strike.

"Unionized Long Island Rail Road workers are the best paid in the nation. They make almost $90,000 a year, get free health care and generous pensions," one radio ad says.

Union leaders are calling the ad campaign a "disgrace" and a waste of money.

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