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Obama appoints board to handle possible LIRR strike

The board is pushing for the MTA to

The board is pushing for the MTA to settle the three-and-a-half-year-long contract dispute with LIRR unions. (March 21, 2014 10:31 PM)

The White House is weighing in on the Long Island Rail Road strike threat that could strand hundreds of thousands of Long Island commuters.

President Obama has appointed a second emergency board to handle the impending LIRR strike. The board is pushing for the MTA to settle the three-and-a-half-year-long contract dispute with LIRR unions.

The strike could have started as early as Friday,...

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