MTA makes new offer to transit workers as possible strike looms

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) made another offer to transit workers, as contract negotiations with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) continue Tuesday.

According to a New York Times report, the MTA proposed to give workers two 3 percent raises over a 27-month span. In an earlier offer rejected by the TWU, workers would have received a two-year contract with a raise of 3 percent in the first year and 2 percent in the second. The deadline to reach a contract is December 15.

If a contract is not reached by the deadline, workers have approved a strike. The city comptroller estimates that a strike could cost $1.6 billion in its first week alone. If the workers do strike, the city has a plan for commuters.

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