MTA & LIRR unions hit impasse as strike nears

Long Island Rail Road Unions and the MTA ? deadlocked after contract talks broke down on July 14, 2014 ? prepared for a strike that could begin July 20. After less than an hour of negotiations to avert a potential work stoppage, each blamed the other as talks broke off. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)

Long Island Rail Road Unions and the MTA ? deadlocked after contract talks broke down on July 14, 2014 ? prepared for a strike that could begin July 20. After less than an hour of negotiations to avert a potential work stoppage, each blamed the other as talks broke off. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)

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