July 10, 2014
New York’s MTA and unions representing employees of Long Island Rail Road are reconvening Thursday at noon to work out a deal to avert a strike that would hobble about 300,000 daily commuters amid Long Island’s peak tourism season.
May 20, 2014
The deal grants annual raises of 1% for 2012, 2013 and 2014 and 2% raises for 2015 and 2016. It also includes an improved dental plan and two weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave and higher health care contributions.
April 3, 2014
May happen as soon as Sunday, when the transit system’s last union contract expires. SEPTA and the union plan to come to the bargaining table on Thursday.
December 5, 2013
They want a judge to order the transit agency to abide by the tentative deal that was reached Oct. 21. On Nov. 21, the BART board of directors approved only part of the deal, excluding a provision giving employees six weeks of paid family leave that they said they hadn't meant to include.
February 15, 2011
The agency is citing terms of labor agreements that allow it to contract out bus driving on some routes to keep costs down. The operators’ union argues that the agreement does not give the agency that right.
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