Talks come to a halt; LIRR unions prepare to strike

U.T.U. Chairman Anthony Simon says negotiations have come

U.T.U. Chairman Anthony Simon says negotiations have come to a halt, and they are preparing their leaders for a possible strike. (July 15, 2014 7:34 AM)

Long Island Rail Road union officials are warning the public to prepare for a strike after contract talks with the MTA came to a screeching halt yesterday.

Both sides met for about 45 minutes before the talks broke off, and no further talks are scheduled. The brief meeting came just days before the scheduled strike, which would begin at midnight on Sunday.

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