NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — LIRR unions tried to ramp up the pressure on the MTA at a labor rally in Massapequa on Saturday.
Brothers and sisters of the union stood shoulder to shoulder at the Massapequa train station, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported. Many of them held signs that read ‘Governor Cuomo Stop The Strike’ and ‘We Deserve A Contract Now.’
Frustrated workers said that the MTA was not offering enough.
“MTA is offering zero, zero, and zero,” James Miletto said.
Workers told WCBS 880’s Hall that they didn’t want to strike, but needed a fair deal to support their families. They haven’t received a raise in 4 years.
“To live on Long Island you need a raise. We are not asking for anything unfair. We don’t want to strike. We don’t want to hurt the public. We’re not looking to hurt the public,” Sue Anderson said.
The MTA said that the latest proposal, which the union rejected, was an attempt to give the workers what they wanted in a way that the agency and riders could afford.