No deal struck after negotiation meetings between MTA, unions in Manhattan

The strike deadline is July 20.

The strike deadline is July 20. (Credit: News 12)

WOODBURY - The MTA and unions met briefly in Manhattan today, but no deal has been made to prevent a Long Island Rail Road strike.

The meeting was over the MTA's latest proposal to give current LIRR workers the 17 percent raises they want. But, it spread the raises over seven years rather than six. Future LIRR employees would also pay more in health care costs and contribute to their pensions.

Union officials tell News 12 they made a counteroffer, but talks broke down without any future meetings scheduled.

The strike deadline is July 20.

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