Striking workers say Co-op City building management refuses to meet

Co-op City is without its private police force for a second day Thursday, as members of the Co-op City Police Benevolent Association (PBA) continue to strike. About 150 workers went on strike Wednesday after their contract expired at midnight. They say the Riverbay Corporation, the company that manages the buildings, has refused to meet with them for the past two days. The general manager for the Riverbay Corporation, however, says the PBA walked away from the bargaining table and that Riverbay has always been ready to resume contract talks. According to the PBA, sticking points include staffing cuts, pensions and benefits. Co-op City is comprised of 35 buildings and has about 55,000 residents. Many of those residents say they are concerned that their safety may be affected during the strike.

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