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Metro-North union leaders announced Monday that they will honor a picket line if the Transport Workers Union (TWU) goes on strike. If no deal can be reached by transit workers and the Metropolitan Transportation

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2014, 11:12 PM

Updated 3,700 days ago

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Metro-North union leaders announced Monday that they will honor a picket line if the Transport Workers Union (TWU) goes on strike.
If no deal can be reached by transit workers and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) a walkout is scheduled for 12:01 Tuesday morning. The show of solidarity by the union leaders representing 70 percent of Metro-North?s work force, could affect thousands of commuters in the Hudson Valley who use Metro-North?s trains. Union workers for two private bus lines in Queens were the first to walk off the job Monday morning.
Union leaders say that while they hope for a fair resolution, they want to be sure that MTA leaders know they are willing to take the strike to a much larger scale. If the transit workers strike, more than 7 million commuters city wide would be without a ride.Related Link:


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