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New York transit strike ends

Posted on December 22, 2005

New York City's crippling three-day transit strike ended Thursday when union leaders voted to send their 33,000 members back to work without a new three-year contract.

Board members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 were facing fines, possible jail time and the ire of millions of commuters when they decided to end the strike while continuing to negotiate a new contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said buses would be running by Thursday evening, and most subways would be operating in time for the Friday morning rush.

The walkout began early Tuesday and left more than 7 million commuters without their normal mode of transportation.

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