Long Island Rail Road unions reach deal with MTA to avoid strike

A strike would have impacted three Brooklyn rail

A strike would have impacted three Brooklyn rail stations and roughly 300,000 commuters. (July 17, 2014 6:34 PM)

An agreement has been reached to avert a Long Island Rail Road strike.

"It's my pleasure to announce today that we have settled a four-year dispute dealing with the Long Island Rail Road labor unions," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who personally guided the negotiations in the closing hours.

Cuomo says he believes the deal is fair and reasonable for both sides.

Borough President Eric...

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