MTA seeks second presidential mediation as LIRR strike looms; strike possible in July

The MTA and its workers' unions have agreed

The MTA and its workers' unions have agreed to sit down for talks with the National Mediation Board in Washington next week. (February 21, 2014 6:55 PM)

The MTA says it will ask for a second negotiating session with presidential mediators as a possible Long Island Rail Road strike looms.

The MTA recently shot down a 2.8 percent raise for LIRR workers, which had been recommended by mediators from a Presidential Emergency Board. LIRR unions were prepared to strike next month.

The MTA says raises would be possible if the unions agree to...

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