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Contract Talks Resuming Between MTA, Union Workers

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New York City Subway Train - New York, NY (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

New York City Subway Train – New York, NY (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Contract talks between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transport Workers Union are getting back on track Thursday, two weeks after the union broke off negotiations, accusing the agency of bargaining in bad faith.

The New York Post reports the MTA has agreed to several union demands including a provision giving subway operators three paid days off when someone is struck by a train.

The move would reverse the current policy which applied only if the person hit is killed.

The MTA released a statement suggesting the Post article was inaccurate and harmful to the bargaining process.

“It is the MTA’s policy not to negotiate through the press.  However, we will not allow inaccurate or leaked statements regarding negotiations to stand as fact. Today’s New York Post story is harmful to the collective bargaining process,” MTA Chairman & CEO Joseph Lhota said.

Bus and subway employees have been working without a contract since Jan. 15.

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