Health care remains main issue at MTA, union contract negotiations

Health care remains a main issue as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Transit Workers Union (TWU) head back to the bargaining table Wednesday.

Negotiations between the two sides have been going on for weeks. The TWU has threatened to strike if an agreement isn?t reached by the December 15 deadline. At least 4,000 workers protested in Manhattan outside the transit talks Tuesday. They claim the MTA is ?bullying and neglecting? them with poor offers. Some of the other sticking points in the talks are pension and retirement age.

Meanwhile, a judge issued a preliminary junction Tuesday barring workers from striking. The judge said if a strike occurs, it would cause 'irreparable harm' to the public.

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Related Link: Transit Strike Information for BX

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