NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The possibility of a Long Island Rail Road work strike is a step closer now that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has rejected a mediator’s contract proposal.
As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported Thursday, LIRR union workers have been without a contract for three and a half years. That contract drought will continue because the MTA has rejected a White House mediator’s proposal to end the dispute.
The proposal offered up by the Presidential Emergency Board was rejected by the MTA at a meeting of the National Mediation Board. President Barack Obama formed the board in November.