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Folk Say NYC Deserves High-Speed Rail

July 29, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Intercity passenger rail passengers told LaborPress outside Moynihan Station on 8th Avenue and 33rd Street that New York City, and the country, deserves high- speed rail.

NYC To Place Security Cameras in Subway Cars

July 23, 2014
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - New York City, one of the largest rapid transit systems in the world is now considering the placement of security cameras in subway cars to deter crime. Finally New York is following Chicago’s lead with a program that will further improve subway car safety. Although there are currently more than 4,000 surveillance cameras installed in the subway system, none have been placed in subway cars.

LIRR Commuters Rejoice!

July 19, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Working folk at Penn Station told LaborPress on Wednesday that they would have had very few options to travel if there was no railroad service over the weekend. On Friday they rejoiced that the MTA and the Long Island Railroad unions reached a tentative agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s help.

No Strike Saturday on the LIRR

July 18, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Penn Station commuters told LaborPress on Tuesday that Governor Andrew Cuomo should intervene in the negotiations between the MTA and the Long Island Railroad unions to prevent a strike from starting on Saturday. The governor announced a tentative deal at his Manhattan offices on Thursday afternoon.

LIRR Commuters Want Gov. Cuomo to Step In

July 17, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—With less than four days to go before 5,000 Long Island Railroad workers go on strike, LIRR commuters said they hope that Governor Andrew Cuomo steps in to help resolve the impasse between the MTA and the unions.

LIRR Unions Say MTA is Provoking a Strike

July 16, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Correction: In the video introduction, said reporter says that the union offered up $100 million in concessions to the presidential emergency board, when in fact the board suggested to the union $100 million less to resolve the contract dispute, which the union accpted.

Babylon, NY—The head of the Long Island Railroad unions accused the MTA of provoking a strike so that it can break the unions representing over 5,000 workers on the railroad.

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