Bronx and city straphangers wait as second strike deadline approaches

Straphangers in the Bronx and city are again waiting for word as the transit union's second strike deadline nears. Members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Transport Workers Union (TWU) returned to the bargaining table after making little progress over the weekend. On Monday, transit workers walked off the job at two private bus lines in Queens. TWU President Roger Toussaint warned that a system-wide subway and bus strike would be called at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday if a deal cannot be reached. Toussaint said subway and bus workers would accept a 6 percent salary hike if the MTA reduces the number of disciplinary actions against workers. The union had been asking for 8 percent a year for three years. The MTA is offering 3 percent a year. Related Article Transit Strike Information for BX

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