NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Contract talks are expected to resume next week between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road union workers.
The latest round of talks last week ended with no compromise in sight and both sides have blamed the other for the stalemate.
The MTA said Wednesday that it plans to take part next Tuesday in a meeting scheduled by the National Mediation Board.
“We’re doing what we can to avoid any type of labor action, labor stoppage,” MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan told 1010 WINS. “We recognize that the shutdown of the Long Island Rail Road would be crippling for the economy.”
Christopher Natale of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalman said the unions will also participate in the next round of talks.