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Strike possible for LIRR workers pushing for new contracts

A possible strike may be looming for workers of the Long Island Rail Road. Four major unions, comprising two-thirds of the LIRR's workforce, are threatening to strike on March 21. They say they have

News 12 Staff

Jan 25, 2014, 5:39 PM

Updated 3,797 days ago

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A possible strike may be looming for workers of the Long Island Rail Road.
Four major unions, comprising two-thirds of the LIRR's workforce, are threatening to strike on March 21. They say they have not had a new contract in four years. 
Union representatives claim the MTA is shrugging off a settlement offer from arbitrators picked by President Barack Obama.
The offer included a 2.5 percent annual raise for six years.


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