Obama appoints board to handle possible LIRR strike
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,...