LIRR, MTA unions meet in Manhattan in attempt to avoid strike

The MTA recently reached a tentative deal with

The MTA recently reached a tentative deal with city subway and bus workers. Photo Credit: News 12 Long Island

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MANHATTAN - The Long Island Rail Road and the MTA met with worker unions in Manhattan Monday in a final attempt to avoid a strike on the LIRR.

The Presidential Emergency Board recently requested raises over six years that would total about 17 percent, which was rejected by the MTA.

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If a deal is not reached, the unions could begin striking in July.

The meeting with the LIRR comes only a few days after a tentative agreement was reached between the MTA and city subway and bus workers.

Both the MTA and the unions offered no comment after the meeting. They are under a gag order by the presidential board.

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