MTA, transit workers reach deal
There is still no deal in place between LIRR workers and the MTA. However, a deal has been made with thousands of city bus and subway workers.
The five-year deal includes 2 percent raises and some improved benefits. In exchange, workers will pay more for their health insurance premiums.
The deal still has to be approved by the MTA board.
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State Sen. Carl Marcellino is calling on Gov. Cuomo to reach a similar deal with the LIRR.
Without a deal, Sen. Marcellino says there could be fare and tax hikes along with a strike.