NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Contract talks between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transport Workers Union are getting back on track Thursday, two weeks after the union broke off negotiations, accusing the agency of bargaining in bad faith.
The New York Post reports the MTA has agreed to several union demands including a provision giving subway operators three paid days off when someone is struck by a train.READ MORE: 28-Year-Old Man Burned When Gas Explosion Blows Out Garage At Perth Amboy Home
The move would reverse the current policy which applied only if the person hit is killed.READ MORE: Police: Hennawi Salem Charged With Sexually Assaulting Women At Connecticut Furniture Store
The MTA released a statement suggesting the Post article was inaccurate and harmful to the bargaining process.
“It is the MTA’s policy not to negotiate through the press. However, we will not allow inaccurate or leaked statements regarding negotiations to stand as fact. Today’s New York Post story is harmful to the collective bargaining process,” MTA Chairman & CEO Joseph Lhota said.MORE NEWS: Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Simon And More: Full Lineup Revealed For 'We Love New York City: The Homecoming Concert' In Central Park
Bus and subway employees have been working without a contract since Jan. 15.