With a Long Island Rail Road strike potentially set to start on Sunday, the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority returned to the bargaining table Wednesday and talked for several hours without reaching a deal.
There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.
Long Island Rail Road unions say talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have collapsed with just six days left before a potential walkout of 5,400 workers.
There is still no deal between union workers and the MTA to avert a possible Long Island Rail Road strike in just nine days.
With time running out, there was still no deal Thursday between Long Island Rail Road unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with just 10 days to go before a strike could begin.
With 10 days to go Thursday before a possible Long Island Rail Road strike, many have been wondering just how far apart the two sides really are.
Lawmakers said they have no plans to get involved with the contract dispute and urged the MTA and the unions to return to the bargaining table.
MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast will travel to Washington on Wednesday to ask Congress what its intentions are if an agreement is not reached by the July 20 deadline.
Contract talks are expected to resume Tuesday afternoon between the MTA and LIRR union workers.
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