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Cuomo: Settlement reached to avert rail strike in New York
Cuomo: Settlement reached to avert rail strike in New York

A planned strike on the Long Island Rail Road, the nation’s busiest commuter rail line, was averted when the parties agreed on Thursday to a new contract after Gov. Andrew Cuomo personally intervened in the stalled talks. “It is my pleasure to announce today that we have settled a four-year dispute dealing with the Long Island Rail Road labor unions,” Cuomo said at a televised news conference. “This is a compromise by both parties after four long years.” The unions had been working without a contract since 2010 and had threatened to strike at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. The railroad stretches through Long Island into Manhattan and serves about 300,000 riders a day....

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