No deal reached to prevent looming LIRR strike

If a deal isn't reached, workers could strike

If a deal isn't reached, workers could strike by July. (April 24, 2014 5:36 PM)

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.

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