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After four long years of hard fought negotiations General Chairman Gary Naylor and APDGC John Lacey, along with a full coalition of rail unions, have reached a tentative agreement with the Long Island Railroad. APDGC Lacey has been in this fight from the start and has always been able to rely on all of the LIRR machinists to stand with him. Download Details

A planned strike on the Long Island Railroad was averted on Thursday, state Officials and union leaders said, three days before workers were expected to walk off the job. Read Article

The Machinist Union, along with 7 other rail unions, vow to strike the Long Island Railroad starting at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. See Video

More talks resumed Thursday between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Railroad workers after members of Congress refused to intervene to prevent a possible strike. Full Article


Members of New York's congressional delegation urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its labor unions to avoid a strike this month that would shut down the biggest U.S. commuter-rail system. Full Article

By M. Kaske & M. McMahon

A presidential emergency board May 20 selected the final contract offer from the Long Island Rail Road Co.'s labor coalition over a proposal from carrier management, but the non-binding ruling leaves the parties with 60 days to settle a longtime contract dispute before a strike planned for July 20 on the nation's largest commuter railroad. Download full article >>>

Final offer is most reasonable in the 4-year old bargaining dispute between Long Island Railroad and eight rail stations. Download full article >>>

News Release

OSHA News Release: [06/03/2014]
Contact Name: Ted Fitzgerald or Andre Bowser
Phone Number: (617) 565-2075 or x2074
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Release Number: 14-0722-BOS

US Department of Labor's OSHA finds that Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. violated Federal Railroad Safety Act anti-discrimination provisions

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