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Letter: LIRR riders need strike protection

A train leaves the Syosset LIRR train station

A train leaves the Syosset LIRR train station on July 26, 2011. Credit: Chris Ware

I have been a Long Island Rail Road commuter for many years, and I cannot support the workers' right to strike ["LIRR talks break down," News, Feb. 28].

Not only is the LIRR a monopoly, it is a public service agency.

I support workers' rights to collective bargaining, but not this potential LIRR strike. Who stands up for the rights of commuters? I sure hope Washington will.

Don Otlin, Franklin Square

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