LI commuters make alternate plans in case of full-blown transit strike

The clock is ticking toward a possible Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) strike that could leave more than 7 million people stranded. On Monday, transit workers walked off the job at two private bus lines in Queens. Now, many Long Islanders are worried the walkout could extend to the entire transit system. If a deal cannot be reached, Transport Workers Union (TWU) President Roger Toussaint warns that a system-wide subway and bus strike will be called at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. After making little progress over the weekend, negotiators for the TWU and the MTA plan to return to the bargaining table Monday. Toussaint said workers would accept a 6 percent salary hike if the MTA reduces the number of disciplinary actions against his members. The union had been asking for 8 percent over three years. Related article Transit Strike Information for LI

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