October 24, 2014

GO 505 at impasse in LIRR negotiations

The unions representing most of the Long Island Rail Road’s workforce have reached a critical impasse in contract negotiations that could lead to a strike, the LIRR’s top union official said Friday.

Anthony Simon, general chairman of the United Transportation Union, said that after three years of failed negotiations since their last contract expired, eight of the LIRR’s 10 main unions were released from mediation Friday.

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