Still no deal between MTA and unions 1 week ahead of planned LIRR strike

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its workers’ unions have still not come to an agreement despite an LIRR strike deadline looming just days from now.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its workers’ unions

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its workers’ unions have still not come to terms in the ongoing contract negotiations as an LIRR strike looms. (Credit: News 12)

WOODBURY - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its workers’ unions have still not come to an agreement despite an LIRR strike deadline looming just days from now.

Without an agreement, thousands of railroad workers could walk off the job next Sunday morning, forcing hundreds of thousands of Long Island residents to find another way to get to the city.

The MTA's last proposal was a 17 percent pay raise over seven years. On Thursday, union officials came back with a counter offer, which was not publically released. Union officials remain hopeful that a deal can be reached by next week.

MTA officials are urging all commuters to start planning for a potential strike. A contingency plan has been released, which includes ferries, buses and free parking at Citi Field and Aqueduct Raceway.  

The MTA and the labor unions are expected to return to the bargaining table Monday.

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