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Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union Official Blasts Tentative MTA Deal With NYC Transit Workers; Talks Resume Monday

Contract talks between the railroad workers and the MTA resume Monday with the presidential mediation board. The two sides have been far apart on pay raises and union givebacks.

04/18/2014

Building service workers march down Fifth Avenue ahead of vote to authorize strike (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC Building Service Workers Reach Tentative Labor Deal To Avoid Strike

The deal announced Friday by Local 32BJ of the Service Employees Union and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations will provide raises of 11.3 percent over four years.

04/11/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Another Presidential Emergency Board Called To Help Avert LIRR Strike

President Barack Obama has appointed a second Presidential Emergency Board to help resolve a labor dispute between the Long Island Rail Road and some of its employees.

03/20/2014

An Israeli flag. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Diplomats’ Strike Shuts Down Israeli Consulates Around The World

The Israeli Consulate in New York, and others worldwide, have shut down as diplomats have gone on strike.

03/07/2014

UPS walked off the job in Long Island City on Feb. 26, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of UPS Drivers Strike In Queens

The drivers from Teamsters Local 804 in Long Island City stood in the snow to protest working conditions.

02/26/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Workers Delay Possible Strike, Fresh Negotiations Coming

The March 21 strike threat is on hold until July 20 as union members and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority agree to more talks with a federal arbitrator in Washington.

02/21/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

LIRR’s Largest Union Votes To Approve Strike

A labor stoppage could come on March 21 unless an agreement is reached on a new three-year contract or the Metropolitan Transportation Authority asks the White House to intervene with a second Presidential Emergency Board.

02/06/2014

The Indian Point nuclear power plant - Buchanan, NY (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Strike Looming At Indian Point Power Plant Over Expiring Union Contract

A collective bargaining agreement between the plant’s operator, Entergy, and the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2, is set to expire at the end of the day Friday. Talks have been under way since Wednesday to try to negotiate a new contract.

01/16/2014

Fast-food workers strike on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Aug. 29, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Fast Food Workers Nationwide Strike, Asking For Higher Wages

A few hundred workers dropped their spatulas and picked up picket signs outside the McDonald’s on Broadway and 51st Street, chanting “We can’t survive on $7.25.”

12/05/2013

Grocery Store (credit: Getty Images, FILE)

Union Leaders Meet To Discuss Possible Strike At Stop & Shop Stores

Union leaders at Stop & Shop stores were holding meetings with membership Sunday evening, as they discuss the possibility of a strike or work stoppage.

11/24/2013

Office cleaners at two Midtown high-rises went on strike Wednesday, saying their salaries have been slashed and their health benefits have been done away with. (Credit Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

Midtown Office Cleaners Strike, Say Pay Has Been Cut And Insurance Eliminated

Office cleaners at two Midtown high-rises went on strike Wednesday, saying their salaries have been slashed and their health benefits have been done away with.

11/20/2013

Nassau Community College in Garden City (file / credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Judge: Nassau Community College Teachers’ Strike Must End

A judge has ordered adjunct instructors at Nassau Community College to end their strike and go back to work.

09/11/2013

Nassau Community College in Garden City (file / credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Teachers Head To Picket Lines At Nassau Community College

The new school year has launched with a teachers’ strike at Nassau County Community College on Long Island.

09/10/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pushes To Sell Congress On Idea Of Strike On Syria

President Barack Obama has plunged into a frenetic, high-stakes week of selling a skeptical Congress on a military strike, ahead of a crucial vote on Syria.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Works To Marshal Support For Strike On Syria

Kerry, along with the Joint Chiefs chairman and defense secretary, went in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make the case to hit Syria for its use of chemical weapons.

09/03/2013

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