Bloomberg urges transit workers, MTA to reach deal before deadline

The MTA has been negotiating a new contract with the transit workers union and Mayor Bloomberg is urging the two sides to come to an agreement before the December 15 deadline.

The MTA and the workers union met for the third time Monday to discuss contracts for the employees. Union representatives say the talks included pay, insurance and safety measures. Bloomberg says he set the deadline to avoid a strike by union workers. He says if workers strike, it could have serious effects on the city?s economy.

The union?s three-year contract is set to expire in a few weeks. The MTA says it plans to spend a bulk of its surplus to pay worker pensions.

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