Transit union votes to authorize subway strike in New York City

Thousands of city subway and bus union members rallied at the Javits Center and voted Saturday to authorize a strike if no contract agreement is reached with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Transport Workers Local 100 could authorize a strike at the meeting as early as December 15. While state law bans strikes by public employees, they still insist a strike is on the table. A transit strike would shut down bus and subway service for millions of Bronx and city passengers during the height of the holiday shopping season.

The city's last transit strike was in April 1980.

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