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 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.