No deal reached to prevent looming LIRR strike

There is still no deal to prevent a looming LIRR strike this summer. Since Monday, mediators from a presidential advisory board have been unsuccessfully trying

If a deal isn't reached, workers could strike

If a deal isn't reached, workers could strike by July.

WOODBURY - There is still no deal to prevent a looming LIRR strike this summer.

Since Monday, mediators from a presidential advisory board have been unsuccessfully trying to hammer out a settlement to stop a strike by nearly 6,000 rail workers.

The latest offer from the MTA was to give workers a total of 11 percent in raises over the next six years. LIRR workers have been asking for 16 percent.

Union chief Anthony Simon says two tentative meetings have been set up with the MTA, but no date has been scheduled.

If a deal isn't reached, workers could strike by July.

The MTA issued a statement tonight saying it "offered a substantial pay increase for LIRR workers, yet the highest paid commuter railroad employees in the nation responded by threatening to strike if they do not get everything they demand."

The presidential advisory board plans to make a recommendation by May 20.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say Areefeen Hirji, of Muttontown, was in 1 Teen arrested in connection to deadly Woodbury crash
Police say Mathew Moscowitch was driving erratically before 2 Police: Man high on drugs crashes in Huntington Station
Police say 14-year-old Nicolo Signore was hit while 3 Teen fatally struck by car in Miller Place
FILE - In this June 16, 2016 file 4 Democrats elect Perez party chairman on second ballot
Edna Gruvman, of Dix Hills, was in attendance 5 Hundreds rally for health care protection in Huntington

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The MTA recently reached a tentative deal with LIRR, MTA unions meet in Manhattan

The Long Island Rail Road and the MTA met with worker unions in Manhattan Monday

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE