NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Transit officials and the union representing an estimated 34,000 New York City subway and bus workers have reached a tentative contract deal that includes raises but also higher health insurance payments.
Thursday’s tentative pact came after Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s office got involved Wednesday in negotiations. The last contract lapsed more than two years ago.
“This contract negotiation went on for two years, so you know it wasn’t easy,” Cuomo told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Jim Smith, at his Manhattan office on Thursday. “Two years is a long time.