NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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.
As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, negotiations wrapped up for the day Thursday around 5:15 p.m. The MTA and the unions spent more than five hours with a break before calling it a day. No resolution was released, although MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said the discussions were useful.READ MORE: Controversy, Confusion Impact Status Of Mural On Road Under Garden State Parkway In Clifton
“We met with the Long Island Rail Road labor coalition today; had a very lengthy discussion. They came in and made a formal counteroffer, which was discussed. We’ve got more discussions to have with them. We’re all concerned to try to reach resolution with this particular issue, and we will continue to discuss it,” Prendergast said.