Meanwhile, A judge enforced an arbitrator’s ruling that removing conductors from the L train violated the Transit Worker’s Union contract.
And from Ray Sanchez' column:
Joshua Freeman, a labor historian at the City University of New York, said MTA giveback demands plus the union's militant history couple to make a strike a real possibility.
"The very nature of brinkmanship is sometimes you fall off the edge, even if you don't flinch," he said. "But this is not late in the game by standards of these negotiations, which tend to always be resolved at the very last minute."
And, Some MTA Guidelines in case of a strike, from the Newsday:
Enhanced carpooling rules in morning rush hour; restrictions on trucks, cars with fewer than four passengers
Carpool staging areas in all five boroughs
Additional parking at Metro-North and LIRR stops
Encourage use of bicycles where possible
Encourage staggered work schedules
Start of school will be delayed two hours, field trips canceled
SOURCES: NYC OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, NEWS FILES